Sure, no problems. Just limit it as the others said. Also, don't start it until the router has time to stabilize after a bootup.
Even so I always had problems after awhile, until I fixed it to stop and restart transmission once a day.
Here's my control script:
- cat /opt/config/torrent-start
# Start transmission bit-torrent client.
# This file is: /opt/config/torrent-start
# If it's already running, make it stop.
# Be robust, because killall doesn't always get
# the sub-processes to terminate.
logger Entering script
if $(killall -q transmission-daemon)
logger killing old daemon
while [ "$(pidof transmission-daemon)" ] ; do
logger killing it again
killall -q transmission-daemon
logger starting ne daemon
nice transmission-daemon -g $TRANSMISSION_HOME
# Schedule it to exit and restart once a day, at 1:11 AM
# because it sometimes runs into a resource problem and locks up.
# When that happens it needs to be restarted.
cru d trans_restart
cru a trans_restart "11 1 * * * " $0
and my autorun file:
# Start up various programs & daemons.
if [ -d $1/opt/config ] ; then
( sleep 5m