Well turns out this is pretty easy to fix. As mentioned above, deluge is still parsing all 4 proxy settings and setting the blank ones, which overwrites the actual proxy you set.
This can be changed directly in the Python script with a one-line change. In my installation (raspberry pi, with deluged version 1.3.10-3+deb8u1) you can find the line to modify per below. Note I haven't tried installing the latest version (1.3.15) from source, I merely hacked the installed 1.3.10 package and it worked for me. $ grep -nA1 "setting .* proxy settings" /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/deluge/core/preferencesmanager.py 482: log.debug("setting %s proxy settings", k) 483- getattr(self.session, "set_%s_proxy" % k)(proxy_settings) Then just edit this file: sudo nano /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/deluge/core/preferencesmanager.py Type Ctrl+_ then 482 to go to the line 482 (change per grep output if yours differs) Then, change lines 482 & 483 like this (add the if statement above line 482, then indent by 4 spaces the two lines following - this is important, Python is indentation sensitive) if len(proxy_settings.hostname) > 0: log.debug("setting %s proxy settings", k) getattr(self.session, "set_%s_proxy" % k)(proxy_settings) Only the first line (the "if") is new, the rest you just indent them 4 spaces to the right Then kill and restart the deluge daemon, and voila, proxy settings now work. You can verify using the torrent IP checkers like this one: http://checkmytorrentip.upcoil.com/ On Friday, 4 August 2017 06:53:07 UTC-4, Deluge wrote: > > #2149: deluge ignoring proxy settings > -------------------------+---------------------- > Reporter: rm | Owner: > Type: bug | Status: reopened > Priority: critical | Milestone: 1.3.14 > Component: libtorrent | Version: 1.3.5 > Resolution: | Keywords: proxy > -------------------------+---------------------- > > Comment (by dg7dg): > > Let us be honest here :) This bug has been open for five years. It's not a > stretch to say that you cannot trust Deluge with your privacy, now or in > the future. > > Under no circumstances I blame the developers for not fixing the bug. I do > blame them for offering a no-working feature for five years. > > -- > Ticket URL: <http://dev.deluge-torrent.org/ticket/2149#comment:34> > Deluge <http://deluge-torrent.org/> > Deluge Project > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Deluge Dev" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to deluge-dev+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/deluge-dev. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.