Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

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pezman
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Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by pezman »

Hi..
I've upgraded to the lastest transmission..
When I add a torrent with UDP trackers I only get this Tracker returned an error: Connection failed.
I have to enable DHT to get the torrent to download..
Anyone got a soulution on what I'm doing wrong?
smarsack
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by smarsack »

I found that if you go into the Transmission preferences then the network tab...check the box for "randomize port on launch". This will choose the best port.
diazjoaquin
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by diazjoaquin »

Hi, I am having the same problem, it just started happening recently, I tried checking on the "randomize port on launch box" but it only works for a minute or so, then the error comes back again and again, any other options here?

Thanks
WLS
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by WLS »

Is the tracker online?
pezman
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by pezman »

yes the tracker is online
It's downloading when the DHT is on.. But still with the errormessage.
WLS
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by WLS »

pezman wrote:yes the tracker is online
It's downloading when the DHT is on.. But still with the errormessage.
DHT and trackers are completely unrelated.

What tracker is giving that error message?
pezman
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by pezman »

All trackers is giving me this error message
WLS
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by WLS »

That is very helpful information.
x190
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Post by x190 »

The stone age didn’t end because we ran out of stones.
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thehamburger
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by thehamburger »

I am having the same problem.

I have been using Transmission for a few years without many problems.

Recently many Magnet torrents fail to down load or alternatively stop with this error message.

I can normally get things going again by rebooting Transmission.

I'm using Transmission 2.60 (13375)

Trackers just now are

udp://tracker.example.com:80 ( its not example its openbittorrent.com )

Apparently just this tracker at the moment.

Its been happening for about a month now, I don't recall if that fits in with an update or not.

I have noticed that even though I have port forward settings the listening port only shows open about 10% of the time. This may be a read herring.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
thehamburger
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by thehamburger »

more info

1. Do you have any per-torrent or global speed limits set? yes
2. What are your global and per-torrent peer limits? 70kb/s upload and 50kb/s 10am - 7pm
3. How many seeds and peers does the `Peers' tab say there are in the swarm? N/A , N/A
4. How long ago does the `Tracker' tab say the last announce and scrape results were? 50min 1hr 55m next 1hr 10 mins
5. In the `Tracker' tab's list of trackers, how many Tiers are there, and how many trackers are listed for each tier? 0 tiers
6. How many peers are you connected to? 0
7. Has your torrent finished downloading? no
8. If you're still downloading, do any of the connected peers have a higher "completed" percentage than you? N/A
9. Is your incoming peer port open or closed? mainly closed

I'm using an iMac running Lion
thehamburger
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by thehamburger »

Another update.

Still nothing moving on the iMac. I have tried UTP and DHT on and off.

I have also tried using a different mac , no luck.

So I (in desperation as the GF is home and demanding to know why I haven't downloaded True Blood yet) tried the AC Ryan that sits in the corner being unloved. (Much prefer WDTV)

Bingo downloading like a good one.

PEX , DHT and UTP enabled LPD not.

Port open. On the Macs with the same port forwarding set ups the port remains closed.

Allow encryption

Thats about it.
thehamburger
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by thehamburger »

Thanks for all the support.

I will now dump Transmission.
thehamburger
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Post by thehamburger »

In recent history this is the most viewed topic.

Good Luck!
x190
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Re: Tracker returned an error: Connection failed

Post by x190 »

Formerly reliable trackers are now inactive. You need to do a little research to find currently active ones. DHT will help fill the gap for public torrents.

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