How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

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sraw3
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How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

Post by sraw3 »

I'm using transmission-daemon with its default web-ui. As the default tracker list is almost out-of-date, download speed is slow.

I was using aria2 previously, and in aria2, I can manually add trackers. How could I accomplish the same thing for transmission-daemon?

BTW, I'm not very familiar with bt. Sometimes I see some solutions about adding trackers to a torrent file? What is that? Does it mean trackers can be embedded into torrent files? But I think the downloader could still use additional trackers right? Just like how aria2 works.

Thanks in advance!
jsntyyl
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Re: How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

Post by jsntyyl »

Don't know if this is what you want.

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[jsntyyl@raspberry_pi ~]$ transmission-edit --help
Usage: transmission-edit [options] torrent-file(s)

Options:
 -h --help                Display this help page and exit
 -a --add     <url>       Add a tracker's announce URL
 -d --delete  <url>       Delete a tracker's announce URL
 -r --replace <old> <new> Search and replace a substring in the announce URLs
 -V --version             Show version number and exit
[jsntyyl@raspberry_pi ~]$ 
jamesb5
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Re: How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

Post by jamesb5 »

jsntyyl wrote:Don't know if this is what you want.

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[jsntyyl@raspberry_pi ~]$ transmission-edit --help
Usage: transmission-edit [options] torrent-file(s)

Options:
 -h --help                Display this help page and exit
 -a --add     <url>       Add a tracker's announce URL
 -d --delete  <url>       Delete a tracker's announce URL
 -r --replace <old> <new> Search and replace a substring in the announce URLs
 -V --version             Show version number and exit
[jsntyyl@raspberry_pi ~]$ 
That helps! :D
adrian_vg
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Re: How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

Post by adrian_vg »

Is it at all possible to point the daemon to a file containing tracker urls?
killemov
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Re: How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

Post by killemov »

sraw3 wrote:I'm using transmission-daemon with its default web-ui. As the default tracker list is almost out-of-date, download speed is slow.

I was using aria2 previously, and in aria2, I can manually add trackers. How could I accomplish the same thing for transmission-daemon?

BTW, I'm not very familiar with bt. Sometimes I see some solutions about adding trackers to a torrent file? What is that? Does it mean trackers can be embedded into torrent files? But I think the downloader could still use additional trackers right? Just like how aria2 works.

Thanks in advance!
If you need to stick to the default web-UI I can't help you. Adding trackers to a magnet or torrent file itself requires a remove+re-add action. For a magnet, which is a URL, this is reasonably simple. For a torrent file this requires you to edit the torrent file itself.
If you are willing to switch to Shift you can easily (batch) add trackers to torrents within the web-UI. Adding trackers has been in the rpc-spec for many years now so I wonder if and why this functionality isn't in the default web-UI at all.
54mv39
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Re: How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

Post by 54mv39 »

Yeah Well. They wont enhance it.

BUT I DID.

heres the github: https://github.com/54mv39/web

this has been tested on ubuntu 16.

Enjoy.
adrian_vg
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Re: How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

Post by adrian_vg »

Cool, thanks!
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