torrentbytes.net Torrentbytes aka TB is a ratio-based general tracker existing since 2004. Most packs and bigger torrents are freeleech which helps visitors to maintain a good overall ratio. The sites own torrent notifier updates user about new torrents uploaded.
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TorrentBytes is one of the oldest trackers in life – it celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Like most typical trackers, TB boasts speeds & pre-times that are excellent. However, because of TB’s bigger user base, torrents tend to keep alive for longer. As of this day, TB has a user base of 30,200+ with torrents that are active. Maintaining ratio is easy if you have a seedbox, but can be a little tricky on slower connections. But torrents that are bigger and most packs are freeleech which helps users to keep a fantastic overall ratio. Fantastic tracker, which offers a variety of files with Freeleech packs being very helpful and can have. Has a very clean cut design (which affects slightly throughout the year depending on holiday).
The layout combined with forums makes quite easy to navigate through and is very easy going which makes it exceptional for the novices to become accustomed to the torrent world. A poll is always towards the bottom of the webpage that can be interesting to see how folks just adds that little extra to take part in and think should you wish. Torrents are eliminated after 42 days (except for Freeleech ones which last years) making it more preferable for people who want a simple to get into tracker that is mostly focused on Scene content.
As you may have discovered the tracker is fairly simplistic, nothing too overbearing yet still has a bit of personality, although it is not too often they do use their homepage to keep users below that have a poll for consumers to partake in, again this isn’t that often but it’s there nonetheless. For they have included a page to check on in the bottom of the page which is nice.
These rules are subject to change, retrospectively and without notice, at the discretion of the team. (If a mod has stated you can not do something, and you ask “which principle does this break?” … it’s this one!) General rules – Breaking these rules will get you a warning or banned! Do not upload our packs or torrents ! Do not defy the moderators expressed wishes! No disruptive behaviour in the forums, PMs or on the IRC channel(s). Bashing of other sites will NOT be tolerated.
No aggressive or unfriendly behaviour, flaming or racist remarks anywhere on the site! Any pictures of bestiality, necrophilia or child pornography (including links to images) will cause an instant ban and ip ban, no exceptions. Don’t make remarks to move lock or trash topics. These are all Moderating decisions. No links to warez or crack sites anywhere on the website. No requesting or posting of serials, CD keys, passwords or cracks. Remember; you’ll only get one warning!
After that it’s bye bye Kansas! Forum Rules – Follow these rules or you will end up getting a warning!! No language other than English is to be used on the site, except in PMs Promotions, merchandising or no advertising of any kind are allowed on the website. No self-congratulatory topics, signatures or surveys of any type, are permitted in the forums. Games are only allowed in No man’s land.
Do not tell people to read the Rules, the FAQ, or comment on anything in their profile. No posts allowed in the forums. (i.e. SPAM or hijacking) No foul language anywhere on the site. (and none whatsoever in thread titles). No requests for torrents are permitted. Advertising or no requests of invites to other sites, is allowed. Do not post links to downloads on any sites. Do not quote excessively. One quote of a quote box is sufficient. No bumping. (All bumped threads will be locked) When posting pictures wider use the [imgw] tag! Pay per click, referral links and pyramid schemes might lead to an instant ban and don’t belong on our website. Please, feel free to answer any questions.. But leave the Moderating to the Mods! Recall read Search the forums and the Rules, and the FAQ.
Access to the newest torrents is conditional on a good ratio! (See the FAQ for details.) Low ratios may lead to severe consequences. Remember, if your ratio is too low your account will be disabled Your Profile Guidelines – Follow these tips, or your profile will be edited for you Resize your avatar images to 150 px X 300 px, and a size of no more than 150KB. Nudity, and Political or Religious avatars Do not use any material on your profile. Do not use an excessive number of images in your profile.
Do not use another member’s avatar. Torrent Comments Rules – Follow these rules or you may end up getting a warning! Forum Rules in general also apply to Torrent Comments. Always respect the uploader! Please limit your torrent remarks. If you have no intentions of downloading, do not comment. Remember; our releases aren’t subject to your taste; if you don’t like a release, steer clear of it! Previously Unwritten Rules – Follow these rules – Now there’s no excuse! Cheating is forbidden. Stealing or hijacking of Accounts is prohibited. Having Multiple Accounts is forbidden.
OverSeeding is forbidden (packs are an exception). Common sense is recommended. Partial Seeding is prohibited (packs are an exception as long as you seed a complete release). The use of all scripts is prohibited.
Site information What is this bittorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files? Check out Bittorrent.com’s Beginner’s Guide.
Where does the money go?
TorrentBytes is located on a dedicated server together with tunneling. All donations goes towards those prices and anything will be used for faster and better servers.
How do I donate ?
Either click the “Support Us, Donate”” icon found on the top right of each page, or alternatively click here. User information I registered an account but did not receive the confirmation email! Check your spam folders and your spam filter settings. For those who haven’t recieved a confirmation email, contact with the Staff via the IRC Support Channel. You might use this browser client to connect to our service station if you do not have any IRC client installed. I have lost my username or password!
Can you send it to me?
Please use this form. You’ll be required to enter your Pin/Verification Code to regain your information.
I have lost my Pin/Verification Code, What should I do?
It is unfortunate if you don’t have your PIN as we give PIN recoveries. All members are forced to make their own (1 time only) after 9 October 2008. If you do not remember it or have lost it, you will be unable to change your email, passkey or password.
Can you rename my account?
Yes, but we don’t do it. Please do not waste our time by asking.
Can you delete my (confirmed) account?
Yes, but we do not do it. Please don’t waste our time. Simply do not browse the website for 70 days, if you wish your account to be deleted.
So, what’s MY ratio?
Click on your profile, then in your user name (in the top). Providing you have the show userbar option checked in your profile then your ratio will be shown on the top left corner of every page. Alternatively you’ll also find it displayed on your profile, which is found here, then click on your user name (in the top of the page). It is important to distinguish between your overall ratio and the individual ratio on each torrent you may be seeding or leeching. The overall ratio takes into account the total. The individual ratio takes into account those values for each torrent. You may see two symbols instead of a number: “Inf.” , which is just an abbreviation for Infinity, and means that you have downloaded 0 bytes while uploading a non-zero level (ul/dl becomes infinity); “–“, which should be read as “non-available”, and shows up when you have both downloaded and uploaded 0 bytes (ul/dl = 0/0 which is an indeterminate amount).
Before I get disabled how low can my ratio fall?
This is not something we are ready to disclose as obtain and all members are invited to try a 1:1 ratio. I received a Warning Low Ratio Message.
How long do I must improve my ratio?
We again will not disclose the details, just keep seeding and the message will clear as your ratio climbs.
My account has been disabled. What do I do?
If your account has been disabled and you don’t know why, don’t hesitate to join the IRC Support Channel to figure out why you were disabled. You might use this browser client to connect to our service station if you don’t have any IRC client installed. Accounts confirmed cheating will not be re-enabled or disabled due to share ratio. Almost everything else can be discussed.
Why is my IP displayed on my details page?
The websites staff and you can view email and your IP address. Regular users do not see that info. The IP shown in your active torrents is displayed so you can make certain your account is not being used by anybody else.
Help! I cannot login!?
(a.k.a. Login of Death) This issue sometimes occurs with MSIE. Close all Internet Explorer windows and open Internet Options in the control panel. Click on the Delete Cookies button. You should now be able to login. Clearing browser cache and cookies should also correct the issue on other browsers. Please note that if you’ve got a dynamic IP address you will be required to login each time it changes, this will not impact any uploads or downloads you may have running only the surfing of the site.
Why am I listed as not connectable? (And why should I care?)
The tracker has determined that you are firewalled or NATed and cannot accept incoming connections. This means that other peers in the swarm will be unable to connect to you, only you to them. Even worse, if two peers are both in this state they will not be able to connect. This has obviously a detrimental effect on the overall speed. The way to solve the problem involves opening the ports used for incoming connections (the same range you defined in your client) on the firewall or configuring your NAT server to use a basic form of NAT for that range instead of NAPT (the actual process differs widely between different router models. Check your router documentation and/or support forum. You will also find lots of information about the subject at PortForward). If you still can’t manage to make yourself connectable, feel free to ask for help on our forums.
What are the different user classes?
User The default class of new members. Power User Sexier than users. These users have more website features. StarStarStarStarStarStar Has donated money to keep TorrentBytes online. VIP Has done great efforts in keeping it up and helping the website, has Free Leech on all torrents, is immune from inactive account disablement. Have access to exclusive areas on forums. Some busy users of courses are provided access as per staff decisions. Other Custom title. Uploader Same as VIP, with added uploading rights. Staff Torrent remarks, forums and warns or disables accounts when required. Can edit and delete uploaded torrents. These are the people you should contact if you need to reach Staff. Administrator Can’t juggle. Other than that can do everything. You rarely need to PM them Please contact Staff instead. How does this promotion thing work anyway? Power User Must have been be a member for at least 4 weeks, have uploaded at least 25GB and have a ratio at or above 1.05. The promotion is automatic when these conditions are satisfied. Note that you will be demoted from this status if your ratio drops below 0.95 at any time. Prices: VIP Assigned at their discretion to users they feel contribute something special to the site. (Anyone begging for VIP status will be automatically disqualified.) Other Conferred by Staff in their discretion (Again anyone begging will be automatically disqualified.) . Uploader Appointed by Staff or Admins (see the ‘Uploading’ section for conditions). Staff You don’t ask us, we will ask you!
Why can’t my friend become a member?
The website userlimit is 50000 users. When the limit is reached we stop accepting new members. Accounts are automatically deleted, so keep trying. We do not have a reservation or queuing system. So don’t ask for invites, we don’t have an system either. You can’t have one.
Do I have to use my account?
If you do not log into your account for a period of time then it will be deleted due to inactivity. Unused accounts are pruned from the database at regular intervals. At the moment you need to use the site at least once every 10 weeks (or 70 days) in order not to get your account deleted. Only SITE activity counts. Seeding, Leeching or RSS activity doesn’t count! I’ve got a seedbox, should someone be notified by me? No. This does not change anything at our end, so we aren’t interested.
How do I add an avatar to my profile?
First, find an image that’s within the rules, and that you like. Then you will have to discover a place to host it, popular choices are Imgur, Photobucket or Upload-It!) . All that’s left to do is copy the URL you were given when uploading it to the avatar field in your profile. Please do not make a post just to test your avatar. If everything is alright you will see it.
Can I share my account with my friend?
Although we can not tell you implicitly what you may or may not do with your account, we highly advise against it. Do not complain to us if your ‘shared’ account gets stolen because the person you shared it with altered email, the password or leeched on it excessively and it has gotten disabled or is about to be disabled. It is not recommended. 1 person per account, per IP.
What do I get for donating?
You get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside, and the knowledge that you donation has been spent on keeping the site alive for a little longer.You also get a shiney icon near your nick-name on the site, to show your friends and family how much you care about Torrentbytes. Star = 1 donation. Star = 2 – 3 contributions. Star = 4 – 5 contributions. Star = 6+ donations. Star = Total donation amount between 50 – 99 euros. Star = Total donation amount of 100+ euros. Is that it? Nothing else? Yes, that’s it. Just that. Donating to TorrentBytes will not entitle you to receive charge, FreeLeech, Title, Immunity from accout deletions, nor is it a permission. We’ll never support pay2leech on this website.
Which are the RSS feeds and how do I use them?
A RSS feed can be used to inform you when new . Torrents are uploaded to the site, some torrent customers have the ability to download the . Torrents and place them running on your client. You can find the links to the feeds here and on how to use them, also a tutorial are available here. There is also a stand alone program you can use called tbnotify (for windows users) that has been developed for use here at TorrentBytes. What is the lottery? The lottery provides all users and power users the oportunity to acquire free leech GB’s for their accounts, everyone is automatically entered into the lottery draw by default but you can withdraw if you don’t wish to be entered by altering the “lottery engagement” section found on your profile settings page. The draw is made every Sunday at 21:00 (GMT) and involvement is 100% free.
Which are the IRC channels and how can I combine them?
The IRC channels are a place for members to hangout and chit-chat with one another, the main channel has a torrent announce bot which alerts you when something new has been uploaded without you having you always check the site. To join the channels you can follow the simple guide.
What is this Bookmark feature and how can I use it?
The bookmark feature is a way for you . Without having to search forum threads and torrents so you can go back to them. Please bear in mind that this feature is available to power users or over. To bookmark a . Torrent you just have to click “bookmark” link found on the details page of all . torrents. To bookmark a forum thread you need to click. You can see your bookmarks by following this link or by clicking on the icon What’s Free Leech [FL]? However you will be credited with your upload amounts as per normal, if you find the FL text next to a torrent it means that the amount for that torrent will not be added to your ratio.
What is a pre-time?
The pre-time indicates the quantity of time required for the release to be pre’d on a topsite (released) into it being uploaded to the tracker. These are displayed on the page.
What is the SSL download link and if I use it?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain integral and confidential. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their clients. SSL only needs to be used if you’re experiencing problems when the SSL will encrypt your connection with the torrentbytes servers leaving you free to download when you might previously have been blocked. Why can’t other users see my upload stats? Stats and your upload are hidden from all other members by default, however if you wish by following these easy instructions, you can display them. Go to your profile settings page, and from the data box do the following… [showstats=all] (To display your stats the all members). [showstats=buddies] (To display your stats to only the people on your friends list). Why does the NEW! Label not go away on Browse? As you have not seen all of the uploads on your default options. To get the label go away, just scroll the Browse pages onwards untill there is a page which has a torrent without the tag or push the ‘Catchup new tags” link on the right side of the Cateory selector.
Stats Most common reason for stats not updating The user is cheating. (a.k.a. “Summary Ban”) The server is overloaded and unresponsive. Just try to keep the session open until the server responds. (Do not flood the server with consecutive manual updates.) You’re using a beta or faulty version of your customer. You do so at your own risk, if you wish to use client beta version. Best practices If a torrent you are currently leeching/seeding is not listed on your profile, just wait or force a manual update. Make sure you exit your client properly, so that the tracker receives “event=completed”. If the tracker is down, do not stop seeding. As long as the tracker is back up before you exit the client the stats should update properly.
May I use any bittorrent client?
Yes in this moment in time you may use any customer (this could be subject to change later on), but it’s your responsibility to make sure that you use a stable client version. We would recommend Vuze or either uTorrent. Why is a torrent? If for some reason (e.g. pc crash, or frozen client) your client exits improperly and you restart it, it is going to have a new peer_id, so it will show as a new torrent. The old one will never receive a “event=completed” or “event=stopped” and will be listed until some tracker timeout. Just ignore it, it will go away.
Can I login from different computers?
Yes, the tracker is now capable of following sessions from different IPs for the same user. A torrent is associated with the user when it starts, and only at the moment is the IP relevant. So in the event you wish to seed/leech from computer A and computer B with the same account you should access the site from computer A, start the torrent there, and then repeat both steps from computer B (not limited to two computers or to a single torrent on each, this is just the simplest example). You don’t have to login again when closing the torrent.
Why can’t I upload torrents?
Only authorized members (Uploaders) have permission to upload torrents. What criteria must I meet before I can join the Uploader team? You need to have real access to scene releases (files from other torrent sites or other p2p systems aren’t considered as sources). You will need a minimum of 10Mbit, and a minimum speed of 2Mbit for Music and Small programs for all other files. You’ll need to have a pre time of 24 hours or less. You will need to ensure your uploads stay seeded for 24 hours or until they have seeders to support themselves. If you meet this criteria then please feel free to finish the uploader application form and a staff member will respond to you as soon as possible.
Can I upload your torrents to other trackers?
No. We are a closed, limited-membership community. Only registered users can use the TB tracker. Posting our torrents on other trackers is useless. This generates a lot of frustration and bad-will against us at TorrentBytes, and will consequently not be tolerated. Complaints from other sites’ administrative staff about our torrents being posted on their sites will result in the banning of the users responsible. Also because of the amount of work our uploaders do creating new packs for torrentbytes, if you are found to be uploading these packs on other websites you risk your account being disabled.
Downloaded a movie and don’t know what CAM/TS/TC/SCR means? Why did an active torrent suddenly disappear? There may be three reasons for this: The torrent may have been. The uploader may have deleted it because it was a release. A replacement will be uploaded to take its place. Torrents are automatically deleted after 42 days (Not including free leech packs which are deleted when they have no activity). When they become inactive Torrents are deleted.
How do I resume a broken download or reseed something?
Open the . torrent file. When your client asks you for a location, select the location of the existing file(s) and it will resume/reseed the torrent. Why do my downloads sometimes stall at 99%? The more pieces you have, the harder it becomes to find peers who have pieces you are missing. That is why downloads sometimes slow down or even stall when there are just a few percent remaining. Just be patient and you will, sooner or later, get the remaining pieces.
What are these “a piece has failed an hash check” messages?
Bittorrent clients check the data they receive for integrity. When a piece fails this check it is. Occasional hash fails are a common occurrence, and you should not worry. Some clients have an (advanced) option/preference to ‘kick/ban clients that send you bad data’ or similar. It ought to be turned on, since it makes sure that if a peer repeatedly sends you pieces that fail the hash check it will be ignored in the future. The torrent is supposed to be 100MB.
How come I downloaded 120MB?
See the hash fails topic. If your client receives bad data it will need to redownload it, therefore the total downloaded may be larger. Make sure that the “kick/ban” option is turned on to minimize the extra downloads.
Why do I get a “rejected by tracker – Port xxxx is blacklisted” error?
Your client is reporting to the tracker that it uses one of the default bittorrent ports (6881-6889) or any other common p2p port for incoming connections. TorrentBytesdoes not allow clients to use ports. The reason behind this is it is a common practice for ISPs to throttle those ports (that is, limit the bandwidth, hence the speed). The blocked ports list include, but is not limited to, the following: Direct Connect 411 – 413 Kazaa 1214 eDonkey 4662 Gnutella 6346 – 6347 BitTorrent 6881 – 6889 To be able to use use our tracker you must configure your client to use any port range that doesn’t contain those ports (a range within the region 49152 through 65535 is preferable, cf. IANA). Notice that some clients, like Vuze, use a single port for all torrents, while most others use one port per open torrent. The size of the range you choose should take this into account (typically less than 10 ports wide. There is absolutely no benefit whatsoever in choosing a wide range, and there are possible security implications). These ports are used for connections between peers, not client to tracker. Therefore this change will not interfere with your ability to use other trackers (in fact it should increase your speed with torrents from any tracker, not just ours). Your client will also still have the ability to connect to peers that are using the standard ports. You will need to change, if your client does not allow custom ports to be used. Don’t ask us, or in the forums, which ports you should choose. The more random the choice is the harder it will be for ISPs to catch on to us and start limiting speeds on the ports we use. If we simply define another range ISPs will start throttling that range also. Finally, remember to open them in your firewall, should you have them.
See why am I listed as not connectable?
Links and section therein for more info on this. What’s this “IOError – [Errno13] Permission denied” error? If you want to fix it reboot your computer, it should solve the problem. Otherwise read on. IOError means Input-Output Error, and that is a file system error, not a tracker one. It shows up when your client is for some reason. The most frequent cause is two instances of the client to be running simultaneously: the last time the client was closed it somehow did not really close but kept running in the background, and is therefore still locking the files, making it impossible for the new instance to open them. A more uncommon occurrence is a corrupted FAT. A crash may result in corruption that makes the partially downloaded files unreadable, and the error ensues. Running scandisk should solve the problem. (Note that this may happen only if you are running Windows 9x – which only support FAT – or NT/2000/XP with FAT formatted hard drives. NTFS is much more robust and should never permit this problem.)
What’s this “TTL” in the browse page?
The torrent’s Time To Live, in hours. It means the torrent will be deleted from the tracker after that many hours have elapsed (yes, even if it’s still active). Note that this a maximum value may be deleted at any time when it is inactive. We do not have any TTL right now. Torrents are deleted when they become inactive.
How do I improve my download speed?
The download speed mostly depends on the seeder-to-leecher ratio (SLR). Poor download speed is mainly a problem with new and very popular torrents where the SLR is low. (Proselytising sidenote: make sure you remember that you did not enjoy the low speed. Seed so that others will not endure the same.) There are a few things that you can try on your end to improve your speed: Do not immediately jump on new torrents Specifically, do not do it if you have a slow connection. The best speeds will be found around the half-life of a torrent, when the SLR will be at its highest. (The downside is that you will not be able to seed so much. It’s your responsibility to balance the pros and cons of this.) Make yourself connectable See why am I listed as not connectable? section. Limit your upload speed The upload speed affects the download speed in essentially two ways: Bittorrent peers tend to favour. This implies that if A and B are leeching the same torrent and A is sending data to B at high speed then B will try to reciprocate. So due to this effect high upload speeds lead to high download speeds. Because of the way TCP works, when A is downloading something from B it has to keep telling B that it received the data sent to him. (These are called acknowledgements – ACKs -, a sort of “got it!” messages). If A fails to do this then B will stop sending data and wait. If A is uploading at full speed there may be no bandwidth left for the ACKs and they will be delayed. So due to this effect excessively high upload speeds lead to low download speeds. The full effect is a combination of both. The upload should be kept. A good thumb rule is keeping the upload. You will need to fine tune yours to find out what works best for you. (Remember that keeping the upload high has the additional benefit of helping with your ratio.) If you are running more than 1 instance of a client it is the overall upload speed you have to take into consideration. Some customers (e.g. Vuze) limit global upload speed, others (e.g. Shad0w’s) do it on a per torrent basis. Know your client. The same applies if you are using your connection for anything else (e.g. browsing or ftp), always think of the overall upload speed. Limit the number of simultaneous connections Some operating systems (like Windows 9x) don’t deal well with a large number of connections, and may even crash. Also some home routers (particularly when running NAT and/or firewall with stateful inspection services) tend to become slow or crash when having to deal with too many connections. There are no fixed values for this, you might try 60 or 100 and experiment with the value. Notice that these numbers are additive, if you have two instances of a client.
Limit the number of simultaneous uploads Isn’t this exactly the same as above?
No. Connections limit the number from. Uploads limit the number of peers. The ideal number is typically much lower than the number of connections, and highly dependent on your (physical) connection. Just give it some time As explained above peers favour other peers that upload to them. When you start leeching a new torrent you have nothing to offer to other peers and they will tend to ignore you. This makes the starts slow, in particular if, by change, the peers you are connected to include few or no seeders. The download speed should increase as soon as you have some pieces to share.
Why is my browsing so slow while leeching?
Your download speed is always finite. If you are a peer in a fast torrent it will almost certainly saturate your download bandwidth, and your browsing will suffer. Most customers have features that allow you to limit the download and upload speeds. Browsing was used just as an example, the same would apply to gaming, IMing, etc…
My ISP uses a transparent proxy. What should I do?
Caveat: This is a large and complex topic. It is not possible to cover all variations here. Short reply. If you do not or can not want to read on.
What is a proxy?
Basically a middleman. When you are browsing a site through a proxy your requests are sent to the proxy and the proxy forwards them to the website instead of you connecting directly to the website. There are several classifications (the terminology is far from standard): Transparent A transparent proxy is one that needs no configuration on the clients. It works by automatically redirecting all port 80 traffic to the proxy. (Sometimes used as synonymous for non-anonymous.) Explicit/Voluntary Clients must configure their browsers to use them. Anonymous The proxy sends no client identification to the server. (HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header is not sent; the server doesn’t see your IP.) Highly Anonymous The proxy sends no client nor proxy identification to the server. (HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR, HTTP_VIA and HTTP_PROXY_CONNECTION headers aren’t sent; the server does not see your IP and does not even know you are using a proxy.) Public (Self explanatory) A transparent proxy may or may not be anonymous, and there are several levels of anonymity.
How do I find out if I’m behind a (transparent/anonymous) proxy?
Try whatismyip.com. It checks the HTTP headers that the server where it is running received from you and should be able to tell you if you are using a proxy. The ones that are relevant are HTTP_CLIENT_IP, HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR and REMOTE_ADDR.
Why am I listed as not connectable even though I’m not NAT/Firewalled?
The TorrentBytes tracker is quite smart at finding your real IP, but it does need the proxy to send the HTTP header HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR. If your ISP’s proxy doesn’t then what happens is that the tracker will interpret the proxy’s IP address. So when you login and the tracker tries to connect to your client your client reports to be using for incoming connections. Naturally the proxy will not be listening on this interface, the connection will fail and the tracker will think you’re NAT/firewalled.
Can I bypass my ISP’s proxy?
If your ISP only allows HTTP traffic through port 80 or blocks the usual proxy ports then you would have to use something like socks and that’s beyond the scope of this FAQ. Otherwise you may try the following: Choose any public non-anonymous proxy that doesn’t use port 80 (e.g. from this, this or this list). Configure your computer. For Windows XP, do Start, Control Panel, Internet Options, Connections, LAN Settings, Use a Proxy server, Advanced and type in the IP and port of your chosen proxy. Or from Internet Explorer use Tools, Internet Options, … (Facultative) Visit ProxyJudge. If you find an HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR in the list followed by your IP then everything should be ok, otherwise choose another proxy and try again. Visit TorrentBytes. Hopefully the tracker will now pickup your real IP (check your profile to be sure). Notice that now you’ll be doing all your browsing through a public proxy, which are typically quite slow. Communications between peers don’t use port 80 so their speed will not be impacted by this, and should be better than when you were “unconnectable”.
Why can’t I signup from behind a proxy?
It is our policy not to allow new accounts to be opened from behind a proxy. Why can’t I connect?
Is the site blocking me?
Your failure to connect may be due to many reasons.
Maybe my address is blacklisted?
The site blocks addresses listed in the (former) PeerGuardian database, as well as addresses of banned users. This works at Apache/PHP level, it’s just a script that blocks logins from those addresses. It shouldn’t stop you from reaching the site. In particular it does not block lower level protocols, you should be able to ping/traceroute the server even if your address is blacklisted. If you cannot then the reason for the problem lies elsewhere. If somehow your address is indeed blocked in the PG database do not contact us about it, it is not our policy. You should clear your IP with the database maintainers instead. Your ISP blocks the site’s address (In first place, it is unlikely your ISP is doing so. DNS name resolution and/or network problems are the usual culprits.) There’s nothing we could do. You should contact your ISP (or get a new one). Note that you can still see the site with a proxy, follow the instructions. In this case it doesn’t matter if the proxy is anonymous or not, or which port it listens to. Notice that you’ll always be recorded as an “unconnectable” client because the tracker will be unable to check that you’re capable of accepting incoming connections.
What if I can not find the answer here?
By all means don’t hesitate to post in the Forums or contact Staff or FLS. You’ll usually find the forums a friendly and helpful place, provided you follow a few guidelines: Ensure your problem is not really in this FAQ. There is no point in posting just to be sent back here. Before posting read the sticky topics (the ones at the top). Many times can be found there. Help us. Don’t just say “it does not work!” . Provide details so that we don’t have to guess or waste time asking.
What client do you use? What’s your OS? What is your network setup? What if any? What are the torrents you are having problems with? The more you tell the easiest it will be for us, and the more probable your post will get a reply. And needless to say: be polite. Demanding help rarely works, asking for it usually does the trick.
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