Transmission tracker and/or torrent traffic through proxy

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?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

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.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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