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1.8 and issues connecting to open.tracker.thepiratebay.org?


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Is anyone else having difficult connecting to open.tracker.thepiratebay.org? I wasn't seeing any issues until the last few builds. TPB says their tracker is running just fine. I am using 1.8 from at least three different locations (same difficulty connecting to TPB tracker) so I think I have eliminated the possibility of ISP specific throttling or interference.

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(from beta thread)

> Not related to any bittorrent client at all. This tracker is just down

How would you know if the tracker is working or not? Web browser check has nothing to do with tracker availability.

I still think its a client issue but no one wants to look at it!

Ops. Seems you just don't know what they are. Web browsers are using same tcp and same http protocols as bittorrent clients/trackers. Only the transferred content differs.

Ok, let's check that tracker in a more nerdish way.

$ whois open.tracker.thepiratebay.org|grep "Name Server"





$ dig +short open.tracker.thepiratebay.org @NS0.THEPIRATEBAY.ORG

$ telnet 80

telnet: Unable to connect to remote host ( Connection refused

That's it - tracker refuses connections on the default http port. This tracker is down.

And here is in contrast - operational tracker recommended by the thepiratebay/upload page:

$ dig +short tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org @NS0.THEPIRATEBAY.ORG

$ telnet 80

GET / HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found

Content-Type: text/html

Connection: close

Content-Length: 25

<title>Not Found</title>

Connection closed by foreign host.

HTTP server operational.

Now checking the tracker itself

$ wget -O temp.bencoded http://tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org/announce.php?info_hash=o%08%d5%c3%83ES%ebb9%af%d8%86%fcs%fej%ef%e8%84

--xx:xx:09-- http://tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org/announce.php?info_hash=o%08%d5%c3%83ES%ebb9%af%d8%86%fcs%fej%ef%e8%84

=> `temp.bencoded'

Resolving tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org...

Connecting to tpb.tracker.thepiratebay.org||:80... connected.

HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK

Length: 81 [text/plain]

100%[====================================================================================================================>] 81 --.--K/s

xx:xx:13 (4.85 MB/s) - `temp.bencoded' saved [81/81]

$ cat temp.bencoded


Tracker operational - properly responded with bencoded statistic counters/recommended announce interval/peers list.

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