Anonymous Mode

Mike Tzou edited this page Apr 18, 2017 · 2 revisions
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Since v2.9.0, qBittorrent supports a feature called "Anonymous Mode".

When enabled, qBittorrent tries to hide its identity to a certain degree:

  • The peer-ID will no longer include the client's fingerprint.
  • The user-agent will be reset to an empty string.
  • Trackers will only be used if they are connected via proxy server.
  • The listening sockets are closed, and incoming connections will only be accepted through SOCKS5 or I2P proxy (if a peer proxy is set up and is run on the same machine as the tracker proxy).
  • Since no incoming connections are accepted, NAT-PMP, UPnP, DHT and local peer discovery are all turned off when this setting is enabled.

If you're using I2P, it might make sense to enable anonymous mode as well.