dont use wget or curl for torrent download

Feature requests not specific to either the Mac OS X or GTK+ versions of Transmission
Post Reply
ejonesss
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:32 pm

dont use wget or curl for torrent download

Post by ejonesss » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:39 pm

when i download a torrent via add torrent button i get thta the torrent is corrupt but when i get the torrent via wget i get forbidden.

i have determined that the wget user agent is being blocked by some sites and transmission interprets the forbidden as being corrupt.

in a future versions of transmission it would be nice if you could design your own downloader instead of using wget and/or curl.

or have an option to change the user agent of wget.

i am using the headless transmission web interface for linux witch is part of a seedbox i use and i suspect that it is using wget to download the torrent files.

while this suggestion applies to the headless versions used by seedboxes and linux it can apply to all versions

cfpp2p
Posts: 290
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:14 pm

Re: dont use wget or curl for torrent download

Post by cfpp2p » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:36 pm

transmission does not use wget at all, cURL yes. Fork here https://github.com/cfpp2p/transmission/releases fixes problems like corrupt https://github.com/transmission/transmission/issues/294 and test option to change the user agent https://sourceforge.net/p/transmissiond ... /beb7dfad/ to see if this solves your problem.
peace doesn't come without a price...
there is nothing truer on Earth or of the Universe

killemov
Posts: 423
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:04 pm

Re: dont use wget or curl for torrent download

Post by killemov » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:56 pm

Some sources now have stricter access to torrents. You can only get them within an active browser session. So much for automating stuff ...

ejonesss
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:32 pm

Re: dont use wget or curl for torrent download

Post by ejonesss » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:51 am

then they would not ban based on user agent they would use a cookie or even captcha

Post Reply