I am trying to create a torrent file with a web seed (programmaticly, through bencoding), but it never seems to work. When I open the torrent file, it just says 0 availability and does not download. I am the only peer in the swarm, and the web seed is acting as an initial seed.
I also tried opening it in transmission, which displays the web seed url but refuses to download.
Is this the expected behavior when there are no peers? What am I missing?
here's some of my code:
$torrent['announce'] = 'http://flashseed.com:2710/'.$passkey.'/announce'; $torrent['info']['name'] = $file->name; $torrent['info']['piece length'] = (int) $file->piece_length; $torrent['info']['pieces'] = $file->pieces; $torrent['info']['length'] = (int) $file->size; $torrent['url-list'] = 'http://'.$server->address.'/files/'.$file->id; return $this->bencode($torrent);
you can also try it out at www.flashseed.com (in development!). The rest of the site works fine..
edit: using utorrent 1.02(23439) on mac osx leopard
Last edited by Jack000 (2011-01-06 01:55:55)
Re: web seeds
hm.. this may be a bug in the mac version of utorrent and transmission.
the download works fine in windows clients and vuze/azureus