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What is it?

NZBGet is a Newsreader written in C++ and designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download speed by using very little system resources.



  1. Connect to your slot via SSH

  2. Download NZBGet

     wget -O - http://nzbget.net/info/nzbget-version-linux.json | sed -n "s/^.*stable-download.*: \"\(.*\)\".*/\1/p" | wget --no-check-certificate -i - -O nzbget-latest-bin-linux.run
  3. Install NZBGet

     sh nzbget-latest-bin-linux.run

    Note: By default NZBGet is installed into directory nzbget/ in the current directory. You can specify another directory using parameter --destdir.

     sh nzbget-latest-bin-linux.run --destdir /path/to/install/nzbget
  4. Change the ports NZBGet uses by editing ~/nzbget/nzbget.conf

     nano ~/nzbget/nzbget.conf

    Press Ctrl+W, enter ControlPort, press Enter

    Change 6789 to 29095

    Press Ctrl+W, enter SecurePort, press Enter

    Change 6791 to 47315

    Save and exit the file by pressing Ctrl+X, then Y, then Enter

  5. Run in background as daemon (service). When starting NZBGet use command -D.

     ~/nzbget/nzbget -D
  6. (Optional) Clean up the installation archive.

     rm nzbget*.run
  7. Access http://server.whatbox.ca:29095 and change these settings:

    Log in with username: nzbget and password: tegbzn6789

    Go to Settings -> Security

    Set a secure username and password. You will need to use this new username and password to log in to NZBGet.

Enable SSL (optional)

To do this, you will be creating a self-signed certificate, so note that your web browser might say that the connection is untrusted.

  1. SSH into your slot.
  2. Create the self-signed certificate. openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -out ~/nzbget/nzbget.cert -keyout ~/nzbget/nzbget.key -days 365
  3. Stop all running NZBGet processes. pkill -f nzbget
  4. Open NZBGet's configuration file in a text editor. nano ~/nzbget/nzbget.conf
  5. Change the following lines:
    SecureControl=no to SecureControl=yes
    SecureCert= to SecureCert=/home/user/nzbget/nzbget.cert
    SecureKey= to SecureKey=/home/user/nzbget/nzbget.key
  6. Save the configuration file. Ctrl+x if you used the nano text editor like above.
  7. Start the NZBGet processes again with ~/nzbget/nzbget -D

Access the secured web interface at https://server.whatbox.ca:47315