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

I have http_proxy set in my .bashrc.


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

The names can be different in your PC as I am using Ubuntu in Spanish, but the procedure is the same.

  • 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
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    Please note that Proxy Support in Trasmission has been removed as of version 2.12. – Marco Leogrande Jan 13 '13 at 2:35
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    @MarcoLeogrande what was the reasoning behind this decision? – Moonwalker Mar 9 '13 at 13:23
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    @Moonwalker trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/3688 and trac.transmissionbt.com/ticket/3817 - 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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