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aMuleWeb is a utility that listens for HTTP connections at port 4711 (by default, although it can be changed through Preferences) and allows remote users to control aMule using just a web browser.

aMule itself doesn't support listening to HTTP connections, so the external utility aMuleWeb is used. This utility listens for remote connections, and once the link between aMuleWeb and the remote user is established, it connects to the aMule main program using the External Connections mechanism.

Compiling aMuleWeb

Compile aMule normally, just add --enable-amuleweb when running configure.

Setting up aMuleWeb with aMule

aMuleWeb with aMule 2.0.0 or later

  • For users running the monotlithic aMule application:
    • Go to "Preferences"->"Remote Controls" (in aMule) and...
      • Enable "Accept External Connections".
      • Enable "Use TCP ports instead of unix local sockets" (This option doesn't exist since version 2.1.0)
      • Enter a password for External Connections. If you don't do this, aMuleWeb will not communicate with aMule.
NOTE: When you change your aMuleWeb and External Connections ports here, make sure to restart aMule.
  • For users running the aMule daemon:
    • Shutdown aMuled if it is still running.
    • Run amuleweb -w to generate ~/.aMule/remote.conf and edit it for these options. It previously were on ~/.aMule/amule.conf, but the lines are still on this file, so edit both if in doubt.
      • [ExternalConnect] <- Section header
      • AcceptExternalConnections=1 <-- To enable aMule listening for External Connections.
      • ECUseTCPPort=1 <-- To use the TCP port. Very important since Unix sockets are disabled.
      • ECPassword=ca3c365274907c6fd527068788e14639 <-- To find the MD5 string for your password, do:
$ echo -n yourpasswordhere | md5sum | cut -d ' ' -f 1
    • If you get FATAL ERROR: Cannot find template: default it's because you didn't run make install. If you don't want to install aMule, copy the src/webserver/default/ directory into ~/.aMule/webserver/ (create it if needed). If you want any other template (probably php-default), copy it too. Then go back to the previous step.
    • Restart aMuled

NOTE: In aMule version 2.0.0 and later you don't need to do any copy/link of webserver files.

NOTE2: Every password must be md5sum,also webserver one/s. aMule embedded webserver works without remote.conf,you just need to edit amule.conf. A good trick if you have somewhere an X server is to configure amule using the GUI and then copy the amule.conf configuration file where you want to run the daemon.

Thanks to Stefanero, from who I shamelessly stole a lot from his tutorial.

NOTE3: aMuleWeb uses cookies to hold session id. Make sure that cookies are enabled in your browser.

aMuleWeb with aMule pre-2.0.0 final

Please check this page for archived instructions (educational purposes!).

Connecting to aMuleWeb

To run aMuleWeb run amuleweb on a terminal.

Once aMuleWeb is running, open a web browser and connect to:


where host stands for your host's name (try with localhost) and port stands for the aMuleWeb port (NOT the External Connections port).

For example: http://localhost:4711


Standard ports

The ports can be set to anything, but this are the most used (the standard ones):

Make sure you do not confuse with what each of them is.

Skin support

aMuleWeb now looks for its files in a number of places:

  • In your home directory: $HOME/.aMule/webserver/[skin name]/
  • And at it's install location, in this order (by default, /usr/local/share/amule/webserver if you compiled aMule, or /usr/share/amule/webserver if you installed it from a package).

Default skin (template) name is 'default'.

If, after installing aMule, aMuleWeb refuses to run because of not being able to load template:

  • Please report this situation to us, and then
  • Create the directories webserver/default in the .aMule subdirectory of your home directory, and copy the contents of the src/webserver directory there from the aMule tarball (I mean to $HOME/.aMule/webserver/default).


How to start aMuled and aMuleWeb with your computer

The best way to start both the processes aMule Daemon and aMuleWeb with your server is to add a shell script /etc/init.d/amule like this:


test -x $DAEMON || exit 0

# Include amule defaults if available
if [ -f /etc/default/amule ] ; then
    . /etc/default/amule
if [ "$RUNAMULE" != "yes" ];then
    echo "Amule not to be started. Edit /etc/default/amule first."
    exit 1

set -e

case "$1" in
    echo -n "Starting $DESC: "
       su youramuleuser -c "$DAEMON -f"
       su youramuleuser -c "$WEB --quiet &"
    echo "$NAME."
    echo -n "Stopping $DESC: "
       killall --quiet --ignore-case $WEB
       killall --quiet --ignore-case $DAEMON
    echo "$NAME."
    echo -n "Restarting $DESC: "
       killall --quiet --ignore-case $WEB
       killall --quiet --ignore-case $DAEMON
    sleep 1
       su youramuleuser -c "$DAEMON -f"
       su youramuleuser -c "$WEB --quiet &"
    echo "$NAME."
    echo "Usage: $N {start|stop|restart|force-reload}" >&2
    exit 1

exit 0

Then just set that script to be run at start up. On Debian this would be doen with the following command:

ln -s /etc/init.d/amule /etc/rc2.d/S61amule

Then, for the deamons to start you just have to create a file /etc/default/amule which contains a single line:


That's it!

Where to report problems and questions?

For Problems or Questions just report on forum or join IRC channel #amule at

Other sources of information

Read the aMuleWeb man page, which is available in English, French, German, Hungarian and Spanish.

For further information read the aMuleWeb FAQ.