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Old 09-01-2009, 09:43 AM   #1
Moraxus
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rTorrent - connection to tracker


I have installed rTorrent on my slackware 13.0 but it doesn't work.
When i run program there appears:
"Connecting to tracker (tracker's address)" followed by "Timed out".

I tried with many .torrent files, but without result.

I have compiled both rtorrent and libtorrent library from svn, so it's up to date.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-02-2009, 02:37 AM   #2
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Hi Moraxus,

Do you have any proxy / iptables issues or requirements ? .. you could try running tcpdump or wireshark to see if there are any return packets as well,

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Old 09-02-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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It seems like server is not responding.

I setted iptables to accept all packets:
Code:
bash-3.1# ./rc.firewall stop
bash-3.1# iptables -L -v    
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
 pkts bytes target     prot opt in     out     source               destination         

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
 pkts bytes target     prot opt in     out     source               destination         

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes)
 pkts bytes target     prot opt in     out     source               destination
I also turned off firewalls in my routers (i use 2 together).

Then i run tcpdump and then rtorrent.

Here's tcpdump's output:
Code:
bash-3.1# tcpdump 'port 80'
tcpdump: WARNING: can't create rx ring on packet socket 3: 92-Protocol not available
tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
listening on eth0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 96 bytes
16:00:56.269992 IP 192.168.1.3.55395 > tracker5.openbittorrent.com.http: Flags [S], seq 3895340556, win 5840, options [mss 1460,sackOK,TS val 2363549 ecr 0,nop,wscale 6], length 0
16:00:59.269036 IP 192.168.1.3.55395 > tracker5.openbittorrent.com.http: Flags [S], seq 3895340556, win 5840, options [mss 1460,sackOK,TS val 2366549 ecr 0,nop,wscale 6], length 0
16:01:05.268796 IP 192.168.1.3.55395 > tracker5.openbittorrent.com.http: Flags [S], seq 3895340556, win 5840, options [mss 1460,sackOK,TS val 2372549 ecr 0,nop,wscale 6], length 0
^C
3 packets captured
3 packets received by filter
0 packets dropped by kernel
bash-3.1#
Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-02-2009, 09:11 AM   #4
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Have you checked the config file. This is the offical example.

If not that, maybe you have had some bad luck with the trackers? Are they all on the same site?

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #5
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Here's my config:
Code:
# This is an example resource file for rTorrent. Copy to 
# ~/.rtorrent.rc and enable/modify the options as needed. Remember to 
# uncomment the options you wish to enable. 

# Maximum and minimum number of peers to connect to per torrent. 
#min_peers = 40 
#max_peers = 100 

# Same as above but for seeding completed torrents (-1 = same as downloading) 
#min_peers_seed = 10 
#max_peers_seed = 50 

# Maximum number of simultanious uploads per torrent. 
#max_uploads =15 

# Tu ustawiamy prędkość wysyłania (upload) i pobierania (download) 0=bez ograniczeń 
# Zalecana prędkość uploadu to 75% maksymalnej prędkości łącza 
download_rate = 0 
upload_rate = 24 

# Domyślny katalog do zapisu pobranych plików: 
directory = ~/downloads/torrent/incomming 

#Katalog gdzie zapisywana będzie sesja 
session =~/downloads/torrent/session 

# Przeszukiwanie danego katalogu na obecność torrentów do pobrania 
# Zatrzymywanie gdy torrent (plik ziarna) zostanie usuniety (nie sprawdzone - zahaszowane) 
schedule = watch_directory,5,5,load_start=~/downloads/torrent/torrents/*.torrent 
#schedule = untied_directory,5,5,stop_untied=/home/twoja_nazwa/rtorrent/pliki-ziarna/*.torrent 

# Close torrents when diskspace is low. 
#schedule = low_diskspace,5,60,close_low_diskspace=100M 

# Stop torrents when reaching upload ratio in percent, 
# when also reaching total upload in bytes, or when 
# reaching final upload ratio in percent. 
# example: stop at ratio 2.0 with at least 200 MB uploaded, or else ratio 20.0 
#schedule = ratio,60,60,stop_on_ratio=200,200M,2000 

# The ip address reported to the tracker. 
#ip = 127.0.0.1 
#ip = rakshasa.no 

# The ip address the listening socket and outgoing connections is 
# bound to. 
#bind = 127.0.0.1 
#bind = rakshasa.no 

# Port range to use for listening. 
port_range = 6890-6999 

# Start opening ports at a random position within the port range. 
port_random = yes 

# Check hash for finished torrents. Might be usefull until the bug is 
# fixed that causes lack of diskspace not to be properly reported. 
check_hash = yes 

# Set whetever the client should try to connect to UDP trackers. 
use_udp_trackers = yes 

# Alternative calls to bind and ip that should handle dynamic ip's. 
#schedule = ip_tick,0,1800,ip=rakshasa 
#schedule = bind_tick,0,1800,bind=rakshasa 

# Encryption options, set to none (default) or any combination of the following: 
# allow_incoming, try_outgoing, require, require_RC4, enable_retry, prefer_plaintext 
# 
# The example value allows incoming encrypted connections, starts unencrypted 
# outgoing connections but retries with encryption if they fail, preferring 
# plaintext to RC4 encryption after the encrypted handshake 
# 
# encryption = allow_incoming,enable_retry,prefer_plaintext 

# 
# Do not modify the following parameters unless you know what you're doing. 
# 

# Hash read-ahead controls how many MB to request the kernel to read 
# ahead. If the value is too low the disk may not be fully utilized, 
# while if too high the kernel might not be able to keep the read 
# pages in memory thus end up trashing. 
#hash_read_ahead = 10 

# Interval between attempts to check the hash, in milliseconds. 
#hash_interval = 100 

# Number of attempts to check the hash while using the mincore status, 
# before forcing. Overworked systems might need lower values to get a 
# decent hash checking rate. 
#hash_max_tries = 10 

# Max number of files to keep open simultaniously. 
#max_open_files = 128 

# Number of sockets to simultaneously keep open. 
#max_open_sockets = <no default> 


# Example of scheduling commands: Switch between two ip's every 5 
# seconds. 
#schedule = "ip_tick1,5,10,ip=torretta" 
#schedule = "ip_tick2,10,10,ip=lampedusa" 

# Remove a scheduled event. 
#schedule_remove = "ip_tick1"
I tried different .torrent files (using different trackers) but it doesn't help.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 11:14 AM   #6
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I have the same problem with ktorrent on sabayon linux. Though I think it doesn't even tell me "timed out", most of the time it simply tries to contact the server.
I solved this issues by using deluge instead of ktorrent. It might not be very original but I don't have the time to fix torrent clients.
 
Old 09-02-2009, 03:26 PM   #7
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Hmm, but what about routers?
Maybe I need to set ports forwarding or another options in my routers, before running rtorrent?
 
Old 09-03-2009, 09:38 AM   #8
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Damn, stupid internet connection lost my reply. Anyway, in short-my router has its default settings for the moment, which in my case means that port forwarding is off and firewall is on. But then, this is kind of old router, so I'm not sure how well it's functioning.
But I think that home, the port forwarding is on only for the desktop pc, while the laptop I'm using is again with the default settings. And back when I gave up ktorrent, it simply couldn't connect, while Deluge was working as usually.
(I must say Deluge was the first thing I tried actually, I'm not fan of the program, I preferred ktorrent but I was too lazy to fix it)
Now that I checked, ktorrent managed to connect with thepiratebay, which it couldn't do last time even though I don't remember messing too much with the settings. The only thing I did was (re)install rb_libtorrent . So maybe you should try doing this. If it doesn't help, I suggest that you try some other clients to see if they work. If they work, then the problem is the settings for rTorrent. If they don't work, then it might be the router or something on your system. Hope this helps.

Last edited by denijane; 09-03-2009 at 09:39 AM.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 12:27 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Moraxus View Post
Hmm, but what about routers?
Maybe I need to set ports forwarding or another options in my routers, before running rtorrent?
At least I had to do that. I added port forwarding for the torrent ports in my router/adsl modem.

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