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rfc2616 (HTTP1/1) 10.4.2 401 Unauthorized for "Add torrent from URL"


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short description:

File->Add torrent from URL uses HTTP GET to fetch torrent file.

Server responses: "HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized"

Utorrent 1.8.2 pop ups error window with content:

"Error 'HTTP Error 401' while downloading URL."


there are some private trackers. They generates torrent files on the fly. Web page has link to page/script

from which You can download torrent file. This can be done in this order:

1. click on file

2. point "Save As" browsers dialog to desired place and save file

3. open/activate utorrent

4. navigate: File->Add torrent

5. browse to recently saved torrent file, and click open.

But there is "helper" to minimize these unneeded steps:

1. Copy link location from web

2. File->Add torrent from url, paste, OK

Possible workaround:

build proxy server, which injects authentication information in utorrent GET request.


* its works


* it isn't suitable for average user

* it isn't portable between sites

* it isn't portable between different users/logins on same site


If You need more information please ask.


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