Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#4450 closed Enhancement (invalid)

provide ability to use separate set of DNS server(s) for name resolution

Reported by: mr-4 Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.33
Severity: Normal Keywords:


I am continually facing the following issue while running Transmission: some trackers can only have their name->IP resolved if a specific DNS servers are used (OpenDNS for example).

On the system in which I have Transmission installed, I have 3 set of DNS servers, which are used for different purposes: 1) internal (for the internal network); 2) external (my ISP); and 3) tor's own DNS resolution scheme, which is used primarily for the small set of apps running on that machine.

As it stands, there is no way for me to "instruct" transmission to use a specific set of DNS servers to resolve name to IP addresses.

That means the trackers requiring a particular set of DNS servers (OpenDNS is a good example of this) won't have their IP address resolved, which means transmission won't be able to use them and the torrent will, most likely, fail to download anything!

It would be nice if I had a set of options in settings.json (say "dns_proxy") with which to specify what set of server (or servers) Transmission should use for name resolution.

I don't know how doable that would be, but it is one way I can think of of resolve this issue.

Many thanks!

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by jordan

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

Thanks for suggesting this, but since very few people have requested this, it's unlikely to be implemented. My best guess is that not many people experience this kind of problem.

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