Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#2083 closed Enhancement (wontfix)

Provide a pref to select the Network Interface to use

Reported by: mattbishop Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Transmission Version: 1.61
Severity: Normal Keywords: Select Network Interface
Cc:

Description

Transmission automatically uses whatever network interface is available to connect to the internet. It would be great to be able to tell it which one to use, or to prefer.

For instance, I have a wifi interface and an ethernet interface. I would like it to use the wifi interface instead of the ethernet one because the wifi allows bittorrent traffic, but the ethernet does not.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by charles

  • Milestone 1.70 deleted

The only reason for you to set the milestone on this ticket is if you're submitting a patch to implement it. :)

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by livings124

Shouldn't this be handled by the OS?

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:4 follow-up: Changed 12 years ago by mattbishop

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

I'm re-opening because I am not sure you understand the use case.

I have a computer with two network interfaces. One is connected to the Internet (my wifi connection) and the other is attached to my internal network (ethernet).

The OS will autopick the fastest network connection to use for internet traffic; in my case, the ethernet connection. This connection will not work for Transmission as it does not allow internet connections.

I need to instruct Transmission to use a specific network interface (the wifi connection) for traffic rather than the OS-provided, default connection.

As a point of reference, Azureus has an advanced feature that does this very thing.

Thank you for reconsidering this enhancement.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

Sorry, but this is way out of the scope of the program. The argument could be made for any program that has networking capabilities to have this functionality.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 12 years ago by charles

Replying to mattbishop:

As a point of reference, Azureus has an advanced feature that does this very thing.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22vuze+is+lightweight%22

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