SOCKS proxy support

Feature requests for the Mac OS X version of Transmission
Jordan
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by Jordan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:43 pm

Hi lorcopotia,

Thanks for joining the forums to add your vote. Even though proxy support is unlikely to be in future versions of Transmission, the Transmission devs really do appreciate constructive feedback.

If proxy support is a showstopper feature, you might consider using a third-party tool, or a different BitTorrent client which supports proxies, such as KTorrent or qBitTorrent.

tkoun
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by tkoun » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:41 pm

proxy support! proxy support! proxy support! proxy support! proxy support!

it's never late to recognize a bad decision, as W. Churchill said: "only the stupid don't change their minds"...
please revert to version 2.05;
you'll do thus the community a great favor of using a great piece of software at its best configuration.

tkoun

tkoun
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by tkoun » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:50 pm


ignatius_reilly
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by ignatius_reilly » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:12 pm

tkoun, I registered just to ask: how do I use the "build" you linked to? A little guidance would be very much appreciated. I'm moderatly tech proficient and can follow directions.

I'd love to keep using Transmission and add BT Guard. Downloaded Vuze and was immediately freaked out by the amount of garbage it tried to install. Reminded me of a PC app with all that crapware.

johndoe32102002
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by johndoe32102002 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:59 pm

To install the Launchpad version of Tranmission (2.13 (11501)), you will have to do the following in Ubuntu:
1.) Open Terminal (gnome-terminal)
2.) Type 'sudo add-apt-repository ppa:steubens/transmission-proxy-support' without the quotes
3.) Authenticate
4.) Then type 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get install transmission'

This should install the version of Transmission that supports proxies (note: tracker-only proxying).

ignatius_reilly
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by ignatius_reilly » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:05 pm

johndoe32102002 wrote:To install the Launchpad version of Tranmission (2.13 (11501)), you will have to do the following in Ubuntu:
1.) Open Terminal (gnome-terminal)
2.) Type 'sudo add-apt-repository ppa:steubens/transmission-proxy-support' without the quotes
3.) Authenticate
4.) Then type 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get install transmission'

This should install the version of Transmission that supports proxies (note: tracker-only proxying).
Oh, so is this a Linux-only solution? I'd assumed since this is the Mac Requests forum it was something that one could do on a Mac.

sn00ze
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by sn00ze » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:34 pm

anyone have a Mac solution for this one?

Estreptococo
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by Estreptococo » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:44 pm

I switched to deluge http://deluge-torrent.org/ really nice, and has proxy support. different, and worth a check.
And, yes, I would love full proxy support in transmission

securespace
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by securespace » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:55 am

Still using v 2.1 because it supports proxies without having to set the entire system to a proxy.

Please bring back this feature set it was a mistake to remove it in the first place.

Thanks.

securespace
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by securespace » Sat May 26, 2012 7:15 am

Jordan wrote:Hi lorcopotia,

Thanks for joining the forums to add your vote. Even though proxy support is unlikely to be in future versions of Transmission, the Transmission devs really do appreciate constructive feedback.

If proxy support is a showstopper feature, you might consider using a third-party tool, or a different BitTorrent client which supports proxies, such as KTorrent or qBitTorrent.
Haven't seen so stubborn developer yet :)
For those asking for PROXY - just move to a different app will ya!
The Transmission developers will NOT give you what you want, why should they?
Just leave them alone and use qBitTorrent, it's a nicer app anyway so why using Transmission?

whatfireflies
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by whatfireflies » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:14 am

I'm a long time Transmission user, but I recently switched over to a new provider that's not friendly towards bittorrent.

I get megabit speeds for very cheap, but no public IP address and heavily shaped bittorrent traffic.

So I'm basically forced to run bittorrent through a SOCKS proxy, for example with "ssh -D"

It's sad that Transmission does not (and apparently will not) have this feature. Farewell.

ajslater
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by ajslater » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:20 pm

Transmission is superior to most other clients except for proxy & VPN support.

It makes me sad to have had to switch to uTorrent.

sadock
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by sadock » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:05 am

My VPN provider supplies proxy service, but only for applications which support the SOCKS5 protocols. Transmission does not. I've used it for quite some time. I've donated $$$ to the cause because I've been totally satisfied with the application's performance and ongoing development over the years. Now it appears that Transmission's developers have no intention of adding this feature. So now I will have to investigate other bit torrent applications and evaluate whether any of them can meet all of my needs.

Cest la vie. Those are my two cents.

mvnjpy
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by mvnjpy » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:28 pm

How do we upvote for support of this? Because I had just found that Transmission did not support proxies, I had a sudden lapse of judgement and tried the second most popular torrent client, uTorrent. My God, the first things it did when I installed it was kill my browser process (so I lost all the state in my tabs) and replace my default search engine with Yahoo (it probably had some kickback param in there so they get paid for this). This is despicable and should be illegal. I'm back to Transmission, but please add proxy support!

EricJilot
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Re: SOCKS proxy support

Post by EricJilot » Tue May 05, 2015 4:33 pm

I just discover Transmission and I love it. That is with one exception, it really needs to support SOCKS proxy. It's the one feature that is needed for me to use Transmission over any other choice. It is also the one feature that is required before I will make a donation (even if it was on the road map).

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