Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

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weybrew
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Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby weybrew » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:27 pm

I have been reading in consumer newsletters about the advisability of using VPNs with BitTorrent activity. As a relative novice senior user I am asking for advice. I was directed to Transmission (QT for Windows) as my BitTorrent client and find it works fine for my very simple usage, but I don't want to risk ISP intervention. I have configured Transmission with peer-block active. Can/should I use a VPN?

angelonyc
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Re: Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby angelonyc » Fri May 13, 2016 12:47 pm

Yes, I just joined IPVanish.. It was said to be the fastest.. With Transmission though it is running about 1/10 the speed.. Transmission cannot find an open port.. (which I know makes speeds very slow.. IPVanish did not really give me any satisfactory answers.. None of the ternimalogy between the two apps is the same. Can't even seem to find one transfer protocol....

I've gotten 'nicked' a couple of times from ISP... Don't want to risk more.

x190
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Re: Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby x190 » Fri May 13, 2016 1:24 pm

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weybrew
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Re: Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby weybrew » Fri May 13, 2016 6:47 pm

Thanks for the comment, angelonyc.

weybrew
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Re: Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby weybrew » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:38 pm

Thanks for your remarks, peterbuttler.

ichy2009
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Re: Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby ichy2009 » Wed May 10, 2017 12:59 pm

Hi,
Yes, my provider explicitly allows P2P for most of his servers (xxxtcp:443, xxxudp:1194).
https://whoer.net/fr# in [extended version] : ip.ports.opened : 80, 1080, 1723, 8080

I can open the ports 1723, 443, 1194 for Transmission.

mariad_10
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Re: Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby mariad_10 » Thu May 11, 2017 12:51 pm

stellafin wrote:Yes, you can set up Transmission with a SOCKS5 proxy, if your VPN provider also provides a proxy login. This has the advantage of not messing with the rest of your NAS traffic. It also has the disadvantage of not being as secure.

Furthermore, if you want to connect to your VPN with uTorrent, here's a guide for uTorrent VPN - https://www.bestvpnprovider.con/utorrent-vpn/.


I did read the blog you referred to, which one do you personally use, what is your experience with it?

mariad_10
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Re: Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby mariad_10 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:00 am

Yes it can be for sure.

mpassosbr
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Re: Can Transmission be configured for VPNs?

Postby mpassosbr » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:09 pm

Hi everybody.

I tried Transmission with NordVPN, CyberGhost and ProtonVPN. It didn't find an open port in any of these providers. Any suggestions?


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