Re: tried search, need help....Headless system help
Transmission-daemon (in the "transmission-cli") package is really good. It provides a web gui on port 9091 where you can upload .torrent files and change some settings. Just forward port 9091 to your parents machine, set transmission-daemon to run on login, and you've got yourself a torrent box.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.