Transmission cannot connect to tracker

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby pmmalmeida » Fri May 17, 2013 11:09 pm

x190 wrote:Is your ISP blocking ports?

Sorry I forgot to mention... Using other torrent clientes on other machines in the same networks works fine.
How can I be sure my ISP is not blocking any ports?

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby sysmaster » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:32 pm

Funny I too have the same problem, also with 2.52, however not on Mac. (Updating this would be a horror here on my Debian (stable) box, since at least the .deb package of 2.7X requires libssl 1.0.0 and that would probably break more than 25 programs relating on 0.9.8 ...nah thanks)

Anyways...that problem is definitely there, and it must be T. related.

My scenario is probably way simpler than some of your guys' ones:

- Started downloading torrent, link was a magnet link (as usual these recent days). Worked perfectly.
- Figured out -OOPS- I don't have enough disk space, so I PAUSED the download, moved Location, and RESUMED the download.
- Now all trackers showed 'Connection error' in red.
- Even after 20 minutes, nothing happened.
[*]- Deleted files already downloaded (weren't much anyway) plus the torrent, then re-imported magnet link.

- Result: Magnetizing...yadayada...stayed at 0.00% for minutes, even though it dl'ed at hyper-speed when I first started it.
- OK. Set 'Randomize network port', restarted client, started from step [*] again, worked a treat.

The fact THAT you have to restart the client everytime you pause magnet-driven downloads (because of the fact that it will NEVER connect to any tracker again after resuming d/l) is clearly a BUG. This simply must not happen, as it annoys the hell out of users.
As a provisorical approach, one could add a button that behaves as if the client was restarted (like 'Initialize all' or something). Because the way it is currently is not acceptable for me.

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby staxtopoutanos » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:47 pm

I had this problem too.After reading some posts and a few re-install ...i changed the "the peer listening port" from manual (51413, the default port).... and checked "Randomize port on launch".It worked.Transmission is for me the best but this issue irritated me a lot hope it will be fixed in future updates.Thanx to the Transmission Team for their work.

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby harlock59 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:11 am

i have the same issue on transmission 2.92+ on windows

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby BalleClorin » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:20 am

I had a similar problem, and it turned out to be a fault in the "bind-address-ipv6" setting in settings.json.

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby slam » Mon May 15, 2017 4:06 pm

The Transmission app doesn't use settings.json, does it? My installation doesn't even have that file.

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby mariad_10 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:15 pm

harlock59 wrote:i have the same issue on transmission 2.92+ on windows

I am using windows 10 now and get the same issue. Which windows are you on?

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby REReader » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:35 am

I have the same problem--apparently Transmission is only announcing on ipv6 and the private torrent site I mostly use needs ipv4, either solely or both. Their fix, according to their Help pages, is to edit the settings.json file...but I although I managed to find what I think is the folder with the configuration files, there is no settings.json file in there.

And assuming someone can tell me either how to find that file, or make it appear, how does one edit that file--in TextEdit? (I really don't know what I'm doing with this stuff, I USE programs, not code them! But I'm game.)

I should say, I'm running Transmission 2.92 (14714) on an iMac running OS 10.11.6.

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Re: Transmission cannot connect to tracker

Postby MajorCouillon » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:12 am

Hey There! FYI Iv:e got a Mac Pro / running el Cap / Vuze 5.7.6 / Btguard Prx (Stays enabled) Just a few thoughts.With a common problem l"ike this I don"t really think it matters much as long as the DL is a success in the end. Randomizing ports : Basically dumb luck / hit or miss, as some ports are off limits (already "bought out" by some gov. / corporation ) others are busy as heck , or, with any luck, empty .think of them as highways, I guess, where sometimes your bound to hit rush hour traffic. So I'm not convinced it really is a sure fire fix. Also, I saw that someone here was out of destination space and tried to move it halfway thru downloading . Bad idea. Never works. You need to go back and make room, or change the destination, but either way its best to scrap it and start over (if you make room in the old location and DL the same Tor. , you should almost immediately retrieve the % back that you had before and the Dl will continue from there. Also , stopping your DL before restarting seemed like an interesting idea, so I tried it, and honestly , I didn't see any plus side to it. I did find that going to "force quit" , quitting all unnecessary (or forgotten running apps to clear up RAM) and then "relaunch" on "Finder" helped. Hope some this helps someone..
PS. Maybe there:s a post on this already, but has anyone else noticed that if you "open" (click on multiple files arrow of Tor) while downloading, if DL speed starts to dip, that the DL speed will actually Increase !? This makes Absolutely NO sense to me! But next time your DL starts to deplete, give it a whirl! Someone once told me that Computing is "10% magic" and if I didn't accept this, I'd go nuts. Anywho, if you know WHY that works, Please tell me, ok? If it fails to work for you , well, I may have had a little too much LDS back in college;)

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