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Old 01-24-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Proxying download traffic in Transmission bit torrent client


I am trying to proxy all traffic from Transmission. The proxy settings in the preferences seem to only effect tracker connections. Is there something I am missing, or do I have to use something else to do this?
 
Old 01-25-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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I am trying to proxy all traffic from Transmission. The proxy settings in the preferences seem to only effect tracker connections. Is there something I am missing, or do I have to use something else to do this?
What ports are opened in your proxy config file ?

As I understand, "seem to only effect tracker connections" means that your users can only connect to the 80 (http) port of some torrent-tracker outside your net.

Now, alittle bit of theory.
As we know, the files which we download via torrent, are not located on the tracker, they are located on the tracker's users computers.
While exchanging the traffic (up- and downloading), as far as I remember, many unprivileged ports are used, say 4063, 4064, 4065, etc.

So, you need to allow all ports (but not only 80) in your proxy-server config to allow your users' traffic pass through.


This is how I see the solution of the problem.

Cheers

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:35 AM   #3
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There is no proxy config file. I am using Transmission's built in proxy settings. This only proxies traffic to and from the tracker. This is not an http proxy. I have a socks/ssh proxy set up to a server off of my local network and am trying to proxy all torrent traffic through that server.
 
  


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