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I am looking to transform my macMini into a media server that is shared by all my flat mates.

I want to fully share: the torrent client, the media centre application and the media library.

Now the question is what torrent client can be used between several accounts and preferably from Guest account also. If Guest account cannot be used, I will create a generic user instead of goest.

Still, I would strongly prefer a torrent client that is able to run as daemon, without requiring you to login.

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You could use Transmission. But instead of just using the app set up the daemon and use the web interface or the remote client GUI to access the service.

This way you will be able to access the service even from other computers without having to open a user session on the computer.

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I wasn't able to find information regarding how to enable Transmission daemon mode on OS X. – sorin Nov 6 '11 at 3:11
Seconding the Transmission recommendation. It also lets you drop a torrent file in a folder and starts it automatically, which is another alternative, at least for adding torrents - your roomies will just need access to a common drop folder. Here's an OS X tutorial, for starters. – Dan J Nov 6 '11 at 3:28
You might find this question useful. – Coyote Nov 6 '11 at 5:30

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