Torrents Not Working For Any Torrent Program :s

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  1. taluh macrumors newbie

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    Tomato Torrent, BitTorrent AND Transmission are not downloading the torrents.

    Whats wrong with them? I've tried them all on many different files and NOT ONE SINGLE TORRENT FILE is working on ANY of the programs.

    Tomato says:

    "Last Error: Tracker announce still not complete 180 seconds after starting it, (at Mon Sep 14 '09 @ 10:12:24 PM)"

    OR

    "Last Error: Problem connecting to tracker - <urlopen error (60, 'Operation timed out')>, (at Mon Sep 14 '09 @ 10:13:09 PM)"

    There seems to be a problem with connecting to tracker, however I have been using Tomato for months and it has worked perfectly in the past...

    SO UPSET, PLEASE HELP :(:confused:
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Dude I have the same exact problem. I don't know what is going on. I have tried just about everything imaginable and nothing works. An answer would be sweet from somebody.
     
  3. broken-chaos macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a network problem. Is your provider filtering access to known torrent websites?
     
  4. taluh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i havnt changed anything relating to my safari preferences or filtering since its been working

    although i could have done it unintentionally.
    how do i check?

    (sorry im such a newbie :p)
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    Do you download your torrents from the pirate bay? If you do the tracker is kaput! Time to jump ship and find another source.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    may be an obvious question, but have you setup your router to allow bittorrent to access a port for your Mac's IP address? (may sound complicated, tried to explain it in one sentence) i.e.
    • opened port in router for your IP
    • add that to bittorrent client
    • add bittorrent client to your Mac's (firewall if turned on)
     
  7. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    but the client should be able to connect to the tracker even without the port forwarding.

    This looks like a kind of filtering.
     
  8. taluh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yep i use tpb, so i just have to download torrent files from a different site and it will work?
     
  9. stridemat Moderator

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    It's worth a try. All I know is the pirate bay is sunk and I keep getting issues with it! Download torrents from other sites and my problems seem to go away.
     
  10. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I've used TPB for the past week and it's been fine.
     
  11. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    This is bad :(
    Well Demonoid is down for sometime, TPB appears to be having problems...
    2 MAJOR players in the torrents so this is bad news :/
     
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  13. taluh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh ****...than it must be my computer
    oh mannn:(:mad::(:mad:
     
  14. taluh thread starter macrumors newbie

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  15. Cousin Dave macrumors newbie

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    I have been having the same problem as everyone else. I can assure you that it isn't TPB trackers not working, as I have been using my XP laptop to download torrents now for a couple of months because my Mac won't.

    So to sum it up....Mac...no torrents work....regardless of Client or source of tracker.

    XP everything works just as it should.....(let the barrage of XP jokes begin)

    Dave
     
  16. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    I posted above before as it seemed to be a period of about a week of problems but everything fixed itself and started working again flawlessly. In the end demonoid went down and its bringing out a new tracker in 2010. I believe this was the reason.

    Torrents on os x work perfectly for me again.
     
  17. Klaaw77 macrumors newbie

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    Torrents on OS X works fine but i had the same problem but found a fix you have to download transmission and un click ALL 3 limits! This will help and it is word a try.
     
  18. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

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    It's a shame that it has taken until this post for someone to give you credit for your fantastic pun! Golf clap for you.
     
  19. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    did you notice the thread is over three years old? I'm sure the original problem has been solved.
     
  20. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    ....and Transmission works fine with limits set....there's no need to uncheck them to get it to work.
     

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