Can we turn ON encryption in Transmission?

David Curtis dcurtis at
Wed Jan 21 14:12:48 UTC 2009

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009 15:56:56 +0200
Edgars Šmits <ed.smits at> wrote:

> I know we can set it to "ignore unencrypted peers", but I just noticed
> that I have many locked peers while downloading and the message says
> that they are ignoring me because I'm not encrypted. Does Transmission
> 1.34 that came with Intrepid have an enable encryption setting?
> I've looked through various Ubuntu sites and other places on the web,
> no where is this spelled out. If it can't be done, can anyone point me
> to an altenative bittorrent client (other than Azureus) that does
> support this?
>From the Transmission website:

What is encryption?

Transmission encrypts the connections it makes with other peers when necessary, using the RC4 cipher. The implementation is compatible with other clients such as Azureus and µTorrent. _It is always enabled_, however you can set Transmission (Preferences >> Options) to only accept encrypted peers. 

David Curtis <dcurtis at>

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