Transmission keeps transmitting data even with no torrents

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escape2
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Transmission keeps transmitting data even with no torrents

Postby escape2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:05 pm

Hello,

I've got Transmission running on Ubuntu 14.04. I have noticed that it is generating network activity even when there are no torrents shown in the GUI. The 'show all' view does not show a single torrent. Based on the stats from my router, it is transmitting at an average speed of 14-15 KB/s on the port which I have assigned to Transmission. That's over 1 GB of data sent in 24 hours. Over 100 UDP connections established through that port.

Why is this happening??? What is it uploading?

Thanks.

x190
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Re: Transmission keeps transmitting data even with no torren

Postby x190 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:38 pm

The DHT network is still active. Try disabling that to see what happens. Also, some mentioned stats may not be fully accurate vis-à-vis outgoing traffic.
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escape2
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Re: Transmission keeps transmitting data even with no torren

Postby escape2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:46 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. Turning off DHT did indeed reduce the outgoing traffic (as seen from the router) significantly.

But 1 GB of DHT data sent per day? That's crazy.

escape2
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Re: Transmission keeps transmitting data even with no torren

Postby escape2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:02 pm

BTW, I've always had DHT enabled, but only in the last day or two did it start generating so much traffic. Strange.


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