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Torrents don't start (Error: ??), then DNS fails

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I am trying to run uTorrent on a Vserver. I have run it on a Vserver before, but I can't get it to work on this one. It's running the latest Debian.

The issue I had initially was exactly the same as http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=89948, as far as I can tell.

/etc/fstab was originally:

# This file is not used on vserver guests.
# Check /etc/vservers/ps######/fstab on homie-vserver###

so I copied from /etc/mtab to /etc/fstab, which has:

/dev/hdv1 / ufs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /tmp tmpfs size=128m,mode=1777,nosuid,noexec,nodev 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0

Now the torrents will add properly but they never find any seeds or peers for any torrent. I've tried a torrent from ubuntu.org, OpenOffice.org, and other sites.

Immediately upon adding I see:


DNS resolution failed for tracker udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce
DNS resolution failed for tracker udp://tracker.thepiratebay.org:80/announce
DNS resolution failed for tracker udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

When I try to ping tracker.openbittorrent.com,

PING tracker.openbittorrent.com (95.215.62.5) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 95.215.62.5: icmp_seq=1 ttl=52 time=175 ms
64 bytes from 95.215.62.5: icmp_seq=2 ttl=52 time=175 ms
64 bytes from 95.215.62.5: icmp_seq=3 ttl=52 time=175 ms
64 bytes from 95.215.62.5: icmp_seq=4 ttl=52 time=175 ms
64 bytes from 95.215.62.5: icmp_seq=5 ttl=52 time=178 ms

DNS resolution is obviously working. Any idea what the problem could be? Peer exchange is not working either. There is no firewall and no ports are blocked. I can access the WebUI with no problems.

Thanks for the help.

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DNS resolution failed for tracker udp://tracker.thepiratebay.org:80/announce

Thepiratebay closed their tracker months ago so this not working isn't surprising.

what do you have for uname -a?

Linux ps##### 2.6.33.7-vs2.3.0.36.30.4 #23 SMP Tue Sep 28 05:47:35 PDT 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

It also doesn't recognize other trackers such as openbittorrent.com, even though I can ping them fine (which means DNS is working for it).

I tried every released version of uTorrent server and the one that worked was the very first. The second release all subsequent releases have had the Error: ?? when torrents are added, and then DNS fails.

It's running Debian linux.

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did you install the 32-bit runtimes on your system?

As far as I know, yes–there is no 64-bit version, from what I can see. I've been running the first release for weeks now with no issue, but I would like the features of the new versions.

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