mrUicro Posted May 12, 2008 Report Share Posted May 12, 2008 Dell GX260 / P4 - 2.4ghz/ 533 FSBWin98SE / 512mb Ram / 320Gb HD / On board Intel 845G chipset has AGP video / sound/ ATA-IDE / Network/ USB / etcutorrent 1.7.7no firewall being used lowest speed DSL on SBC or ATT I did a search using:fails to finishEdit: Results - File did finish OK after swapping out various trackers.I apoligize that I did not find this subject in the forum. I'm sure it must be in herebecause I've had the problem several times. I'm not very up on all the facets of utorrent or torrents in general. But I'm learning. Sorry to ask the Q if it's beenanswered. I am reading posts which might be my solution. Hopefully this postwill help someone or fill in the hits when someone does a search.I'm dl'ing a torrent with lots of files and some I don't want. This may or may notaffect my results. If it does maybe you could comment. eg a torrent has 200 files and I want only 20 of them.This post has about 3 parts. They're related. One to the current torrent I'm having problems with. The other parts are similar to this problem.The problem could be summed up by saying a torrent fails at either aboutthe same percentage or , as in this case, it fails , I restart, fails at a higher percentage,I restart, etc. Then I began to remove all the trackers except 1. It fails. I swap ina different tracker from the original list and restart the torrent. You can read what I did and what turned out. -----The torrent fails at 85.5% or some number close to that. I've defragged and checked the hard drive. Also there are about 6 trackers. What I did was omit them all but one and restarted the download over and over.I'm still working on the 5th or 6th tracker now but figured my question isn't exactly about that or might help others. Does utorrent have auto refuse? I understand that this term means that trackerswhich have sent xx number of bad blocks are 'auto refused'. That's all the definitionI got so I'm not sure what that means technically. Here's what I have tried.turning off DHTturning off Peer ExchangeWhen this behavior happens I have found a bit of relief by turning down the seed speed.What I'm saying is that I think I've seen the torrent fail when it begins to seed at either a certain speed or after a certain amount of data uploads or something relatedto seeding. Q2 -- Can I turn off seeding with utorrent and would this help problems like this?Note: I'm all for seeding as much as I can. I'm not stingy at all. But if I'm sendinga bad block what can I do about it? Odd behaviors:After many times of trying to download .. perhaps 20 or 30 times over maybe 5days suddenly the file will just download and complete with no problems. Why? Can a bad seeder cause this kind of failure and what can be done to find him and stop it? ---When a file fails in this manner it does not always fail at a high percentage. It canhappen at 10%.. I'll restart and eventually it will get to maybe 30% .. I'll restart again many times and maybe get up to 80%. What is odd behavior is that if a file fails at the same percentage each time, 84.4% , then when I restart it the percentage needed to complete will be about 5% or 10% less. ie 81.4% or 75.5% for example. Then it will get up to around 84.4% again, fail, I restart it and it goes on like this until I either succeed or thow away the download. Occasionally a file will get to 99.9% and fail. When it's sitting in the failed spot (depending on my sorting) it will show perhaps 84.4% remaining. Starting it againit will get to 99.9% and fail. These times I've often simply killed the download right at 99.9% and kept whatever I have. What is happening probably? This post covers many examples of the same type of symptoms. Are they all the same problem with different but similar symtoms? Or are they possibly totallydifferent problems? Thanks a lot. utorrent is low on my list of important programs but the forum andthe program itself are top notch. I wish that more softwares were built the wayutorrent is made.. ie simple, small, tidy, and well supported. Andre=========PPS. The file finished to 100% using this tracker http://tracker.prq.to:80/announcePS.. My file seems to have gotten farther than at any other time and while it's sloweddown considerably near 96.% I 'm more confident that it will work this time. here's a list of the trackers in the file and here's the one tracker that seems to be the one in the list (by itself) which has been there while the torrent is finishing fully.http://tracker.prq.to:80/announcehttp://tracker4.finalgear.com:80/announce diedhttp://tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org:80/announce diedhttp://zinebytes.org:80/announce.php diedhttp://www.hashish.ath.cx:6969/announce diedalso set enable DHT OFFhttp://188.8.131.52:80/announce deadhttp://trackeri2.rarbg.com:80/announce - not triedhttp://tracker.prq.to:80/announce - http://alt.sextorrent.to:2710/announcehttp://torrent-download.to:5869/announcehttp://tracker20.p2pcache.org/it/announce Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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