I am trying to get Transmission to connect through a SOCKv5 proxy.

I am not able to find any settings in the graphical interface to Transmission that allows me to change proxy server for the program.

Is there any other program that could help me tunnel the transmission traffic - for example like Proxifyer for Windows?

  • OP are you still looking for an answer? If so, you may need to repost your question as this is flagged for closure. Regards, – Ringtail Mar 14 '12 at 15:57
  • Yes, I am. But it seems unlikely that I will get any. I am now instead using the overkill solution where I have transmission running on a a virtual box with a VPN on it. – Christopher Käck Mar 15 '12 at 16:27

The proxy support in transmission was removed some months ago. The best option at the moment seems to use a wrapper library like torsocks. You can install it using apt-get (or any other method). Now there is a file torsocks.conf in /etc. Here you enter your server address:

server =
server_type = 5
server_port = 8080

Now you can start transmission with torsocks transmission and your traffic will redirected to the SOCKS server.

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