HowTo get aMule web interface

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Set aMule web interface

This guide will only work with the 2.x-version of the aMule client. All commands stated are to be run in a terminal, such as konsole or gnome-terminal. In most cases you will have to compile aMule yourself if you want amuleweb, if not you can jump directly to "Configuration of the aMule daemon" section of this guide.

aMule source code can be grabbed here.

Installation of the aMule daemon

Extract and run

$ ./configure --enable-amulecmd --enable-webserver --disable-monolithic --enable-amule-daemon --prefix=/home/user/bin/
$ make
$ make install

where the --prefix= parameter is to be replaced with the path of where amule is to be installed.

If you wish to install the client system-wide, rather that the user's own home directory, the '--prefix=' parameter can be removed.

Configuration of the aMule-daemon

Go to the path where aMule was installed, which in our case is ~/bin and run ./amuled. When this is done, the configuration file ~/.aMule/amule.conf is created.

Quit the daemon again. Find and replace the follwoing lines in ~/.aMule/amule.conf.

  • AcceptExternalConnections=1 <-- To let aMule listen to external connections.
  • ECPassword=56f491c56340a6fa5c158863c6bfb39f <-- MD5 of the password you wish to use.

Use the command md5sum to create a MD5-string of a password:

$ echo -n password | md5sum
56f491c56340a6fa5c158863c6bfb39f -

Configuration of the aMule web interface

The program amuleweb is used to get the web interface running. To create a configuration file for this program, the following parameters are used, where --password is the password used in the amule daemon configuration and --admin-pass is the password to access the web interface itself.

$ ./amuleweb --write-config --host=localhost --password=password --admin-pass=anotherpassword

Then you just have to start amuleweb, and you're done. Be aware that the amule daemon must be running.

$ ./amuleweb

Connecting from your web browser

Go to the web address http://hostname:4711, where hostname is the name of the computer running amuleweb and 4711 is the port amuleweb is using. In most cases this should be http://localhost:4711.

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