Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#3139 closed Enhancement (invalid)

Pause all torrents when own IP changes

Reported by: longjohns Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 1.92
Severity: Normal Keywords:


It would be really neat I you guys would create a feature that made it optional for the world's greatest torrentclient to pause all torrents when the external IP changes.

In an ever continuing effort to guard privacy I'm connecting transmission to the internet through an anonymous gateway via vpn. Sometimes the connection is lost and Transmission will then reconnect but through my regular IP exposing this to potential curious eyes.

It would therefor be really convenient if Transmission could be automated to detect the situation and take precautious measures.

In advance sincerely thank you and thank you very much for creating and maintaining not only the most intuitive, easy to use, well organized torrentclient but definitely also the best looking.


Setup: VPN: Transmission 1.92 Mac OSX server 10.5.8 MacMini? 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by longjohns

  • Owner longjohns deleted

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by charles

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

This is very similar to #1350 in terms of what it wants to do.

In general I'm against this ticket for the same reasons I'm against #1350 -- it's of limited use; it's difficult to do in a cross-platform way; and if it were implemented, enough people would want things to behave the old way that we'd need to add a preferences option for it.

If someone were to submit a patch that implements this in a cross-platform way I would consider it for inclusion in Transmission, but the cost/benefit ratio is high enough that I'm not going to do this myself.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by Andreas

Well I just wanted to add my voice for VPN Support of some sort.

I see to options:

  1. Make it possible to let Transmission connect to a VPN Network.


  1. Pause all torrents are specific groups of torrents when the external IP changes.

I would really appreciate this feature and hopefully other too in the near future.



Last edited 12 years ago by Andreas (previous) (diff)
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