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SABnzbd is a multi-platform binary newsgroup downloader. The program works in the background and simplifies the downloading verifying and extracting of files from Usenet. SABnzbd uses NZB files (similar to .torrent files, but for Usenet), instead of browsing Usenet directly.

Initial Setup

Installing SABnzbd is easy. Simply issue the following command from SSH:

sudo box install sabnzbd

This command will configure SABnzbd for your user.

How to Access

After installation, you can access SABnzbd at the url: https://<>/sabnzbd

Service Management

SABnzbd is enabled for use with multiple users. Thus, you must call it with the username of the instance to start.

The systemd service file resides at:

sudo systemctl start sabnzbd


If you are unfamiliar with SABnzbd, please check out their documentation for assistance in getting your news groups setup or learning how to setup post-processing.

Connect to other clients

The general settings for connecting SABnzbd to other clients are as follows:

  • Host:
  • Control Port: 443
  • URL Base: sabnzbd
  • SSL: ON
  • Username: <your slot username>
  • Password: <your slot password>