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 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:48 am

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 As the default tracker list is almost out-of-date, download speed is slow.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 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:28 am

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 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:02 am

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

Post by adrian_vg » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:18 pm

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

Post by killemov » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:36 pm

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 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:41 am

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 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:42 am

Cool, thanks!
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Tolimani
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Re: How to add trackers for transmission-daemon?

Post by Tolimani » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:11 am

This comparison shows that some torrents could have inactive trackers despite the actual file(s) are downloadable. If the trackers are inactive, then you may get no peers ("seeders"), so you can not download UPSer

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