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Can anyone help me configure Transmission to download torrent files behind a proxy?

I have http_proxy set in my .bashrc.

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If you set http_proxy in .bashrc, transmission will only see it if you run transmission from an interactive bash shell. The right place for environment variables is ~/.pam_environment or ~/.profile (for systems that don't use that pam-module). See and – geirha Mar 12 '11 at 0:20
thanks. will have a look asap. :) – Ubuntuser Mar 13 '11 at 5:33

Transmission uses the proxy configured using the Network Proxy tool located under the Preferences menu.

*Note that the names can be different in your PC as I am using Ubuntu in Spanish, but the procedure is the same

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If that is so, then why does it stop downloading torrents the moment I connect the vpn? My network proxy is already set with a .pac file – Ubuntuser Mar 10 '11 at 21:33
@ubuntuser: I really have no idea, I have almost no experience on this field, I just tested a proxy and remembered how I configured it. Have you tried disconnecting and reconnecting. Note that when connecting through a VPN your address changes. Ohh, you should also check your port configuration, and check if it's open – sebikul Mar 10 '11 at 21:45
i will have a look at the port conf. just curious, which port does a bittorrent file use? isnt it port 80. same for http and torrents? – Ubuntuser Mar 10 '11 at 22:12
Please note that Proxy Support in Trasmission has been removed as of version 2.12. – Marco Leogrande Jan 13 '13 at 2:35
@Moonwalker and - From the devs point of view, the proxy support was not good enough, and they also got the impression that "few people use proxies". First they removed the original proxy support, and later they added a feature to use the proxy defined system-wide in the OS. But then the latter feature was doing more harm than good, and the whole thing was removed. – Marco Leogrande Mar 9 '13 at 20:15

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