29 Responses to “Torrents”

  1. Owen Smith June 1, 2015 at 18:08 #

    My internet (and home phone) are also down, BT coming to fix it Thursday 4 June (in clear violation of the statement that voice lines will be fixed within 48 hours of having a fault). So my half of the trackers and my seeding aren’t working either. I didn’t say anything earlier but thought I would since OD is also having internet problems.

  2. Len Costello December 22, 2014 at 22:59 #

    A little help downloading DS136f would be greatly appreciated

    • oxforddickie December 22, 2014 at 23:14 #

      I am seeding it. Did you read the email sent to you and/or the ‘torrents’ page on the blog?

      • Len Costello December 22, 2014 at 23:22 #

        My Tixati is set up as recommended in the torrents section, is there something I’m missing?

        • Len Costello December 22, 2014 at 23:27 #

          I am downloading fine as I always do from here…thanks again!!

        • oxforddickie December 22, 2014 at 23:28 #

          Your now downloading from me

        • Owen Smith December 23, 2014 at 00:09 #

          I am seeding DS136f but no-one is downloading it. You must have encryption enabled or you would not be downloading from OD. So my guess is your DHT isn’t working.

  3. Len Costello November 7, 2014 at 22:54 #

    Please seed DS439p…..Many Thanks

    • oxforddickie November 8, 2014 at 10:52 #

      Had a major service outage here, service now back to normal

    • Owen Smith November 8, 2014 at 12:46 #

      I am seeding and someone is downloading DS439p.

  4. Owen Smith September 13, 2014 at 02:20 #

    Would the person on please stop trying to download at least eight torrents at the same time (and who knows how many of the 30 plus uTorrent has queued are because you are trying to download them). uTorrent claims this is a Canadian IP address.

    It’s unfair to everyone else basically. uTorrent shares out traffic equally per active torrent (plus factors for priority), so if you have 8 torrents you get 8 times as much data from me as anyone else. You’ve been doing this for a few weeks but the number of simultaneous torrents keeps going up.

    I’m trying to see if uTorrent will limit an IP address to just 1 torrent at once (or maybe two) but I can’t find an option for that. If you don’t stop this excessive simultaneous downloading, I will block you.

    • oxforddickie September 13, 2014 at 07:38 #

      The best solution is to ban him completely then wait for him to request seeds, although i’m guessing he may not be a member!

    • Owen Smith September 15, 2014 at 10:39 #

      OK whoever you are, you’ve had your warning and I thought you’d stopped this nonsense. But you haven’t, so you will be blocked as soon as I get chance to update the block file.

      Over the weekend this person was only downloading one release. But now he’s downloading 7, many of them only on a couple of percent downloaded. I’ve stopped these torrents for now (it’s all I can do from work), except for one of them just to make the point if he’s listening.

    • Owen Smith September 15, 2014 at 12:55 #

      Every time I stopped one of the torrents this person was downloading, another one popped up out of the Queued torrents. I’ve currently got 22 torrents stopped because this person was trying to download them. This has massively shortened the queue of torrents waiting for a turn downloading, this person was hogging the queue as well as the active torrents.

    • Jorte Misiero December 7, 2014 at 05:38 #

      Utorrent has a setting bt.allow_same_ip to control that, go to options advance and set it to false, I think it will help with the leecher

    • Owen Smith December 7, 2014 at 12:32 #

      Alas that only applies within a single torrent to stop people making multiple connections to one torrent. And it doesn’t stop people making an IPv4 and IPv6 connection to the same torrent (how could it?), nor does it stop people faking up several IPv6 addresses within the IPv6 block allocated to each house (though that could be accidental).

  5. Len Costello August 1, 2014 at 22:35 #

    Any re-seed help with DS225f and DS36f would be much appreciated

    • oxforddickie August 1, 2014 at 22:40 #

      Again, i am seeding both, and have been since sending the torrents, but see nobody even attempting to download

      • Len Costello August 1, 2014 at 23:40 #

        And I removed the BTguard completely

        • oxforddickie August 2, 2014 at 00:12 #

          I saw you for a few minutes, but you disappeared again

          • Len Costello August 2, 2014 at 01:14 #

            I re-started the computer They are all loading fine now

            • oxforddickie August 2, 2014 at 01:25 #

              I’m running those torrents on uTorrent, that’s probably why your now downloading. I don’t understand why your not able to download from me like everyone else when i use Taxati.

              I notice your using an older version of uTorrent. Perhaps you could upgrade to to the latest version.

    • Owen Smith August 1, 2014 at 22:47 #

      I’ll see what I can do to improve the situation. I am seeding them, but without trackers. I’ll add them back in some time over the weekend. Clearly your DHT is still not working.

  6. Owen Smith March 2, 2014 at 18:34 #

    Wow, uTorrent 3.4.0 behaves very differently from the 3.2.3 I was on. It’s getting a lot more DHT nodes and maintaining a lot more active seeding connetions. Of course this means everyone gets bugger all speed from my ADSL upload, but it’s better than peers being abandoned. I’ve yet to see how it handles downloads.

    • oxforddickie March 2, 2014 at 19:32 #

      So i guess it’s time for folks to upgrade to v3.4. Shame they don’t spend a little time solving the rather serious issue with torrent creation that has bugged it for some time now.

    • Owen Smith March 2, 2014 at 19:41 #

      I’ve never used uTorrent to create a torrent. But then I’ve only created about 4 torrents ever. I use Trader’s Little Helper which is great except for one really glaring issue, which is that it won’t allow UDP trackers to be added. Sigh. Maybe if I upgraded to the latest I’d find it can, but I don’t have enough need.

      • oxforddickie March 2, 2014 at 19:51 #

        That’s the problem with Utorrent. It used to be ok, then it stopped accepting UDP trackers, hence why i went over to Tixati. Plus, Tixati is far superior to Utorrent for seeding, you don’t get the wildly variable upload speeds that utorrent suffers from

      • Owen Smith March 2, 2014 at 19:57 #

        I should point out I skipped the uTorrent 3.3.x series entirely, I went from 3.2.3 to 3.4.0 Stable. But 3.3 was all about improving the disc IO and caching, whereas 3.4 changed the peers algorithm. So this behaviour I’m seeing keeping a lot more peers and torrents active is probably 3.4.

        I’d give Tixati a try except that it doesn’t have a web UI. That’s a complete killer for me. I run uTorrent as a Service in the background on my headless server box, and I do most of my torrent management using the webui so I can add new torrents at home, at my parents or at work. Very handy.

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