No Torrents! Please help!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rina120, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. rina120 macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2012
    I've posted this issue on my torrent sites, but seems no one is available

    I can no longer, all of a sudden download any torrents. I used both bittorrent and utorrent and the situation is the same: Hostname not found.

    I have checked firewalls, I have flushed DNS cache, I have changed to googles dns.
    I have uninstalled and re installed bittorrent. No change.
    Also, this occurs no matter whose network I am using, so I do not think it is a router issue.

    The issue occurred after I tried downloading torrents at a hotel and their IT service blocked me. I was never able to download a torrent again.

    It's driving me nuts, and I can find no assistance on google searches other than the ones I have already mentioned.

    Thanks in Advance!!!!!
  2. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
  3. rina120 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2012

    This is what my hosts file says
    # Host Database
    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
    # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
    ## localhost broadcasthost

    What do I need to do to change that?

    Thanks again for your reply!
  4. El Awesome macrumors 6502

    El Awesome

    Jul 21, 2012
    Tried a different IP?
    Maybe it isn't your computer but your network..
    Unlikely but possible. Can't think of anything else by now.
  5. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2006
    Washington State
    This sounds like sweet retribution, as a sysadmin.
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    ISPs do not like torrents. How do you know that your ISP didn't start blocking torrents all of a sudden?
  7. rina120 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2012
    I can get over the hotel IT dept doing it to me.

    And I know its not my isp. My other macbooks work fine and I have this problem on every network I have logged into..

    No one else?
  8. ThatGreekMacGuy macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2012
    Sparta, Greece
    Go to a friend's house, connect to the internet from there and try downloading any torrent. Tell me if it worked.
  9. cgk.emu macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2012
    Sounds like you are an inexperienced sysadmin. Torrents have many legit uses, distros of Linux, scientific data, etc. Besides, you sysadmins can't seem to outsmart the ITSEC crowd. If we want something, we get it. Tunneling via port 80. Good luck catching that. Sorry about the ego crushing.
  10. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2006
    Washington State
    Haha, it was a joke, but I'm glad it got to you.


    Well, I did feel pretty good getting you so worked up with my casual joke cgk.emu, but then I took a quick look at your post history and discovered that you are just a rude contrary with nothing to add to any serious converstation. Bummer.

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