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how do I use rtorrent with a socks5 proxy?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – How do I get rtorrent to use a socks5 proxy? I've tried to get socks5 to work with rtorrent, but it doesn't seem to have any impact. Setup the socks5 proxy on port 9800: ssh -ND 9800 user@otherhost in .rtorrent.rc http_proxy=127.0.0.7:9800 proxy_address=127.0.0.7:9800 It cannot download any data from tracker. Tracker: [Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)] And my ip does not appear to use the IP from "otherhost" when I check with http://www.checkmytorrentip.com/ I also tried using tsocks rtorrent server = 127.0.0.1 eserver_type = 5 server_port = 9800 This shows my IP as (HowTos)