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Re: Problems connecting to the tracker?

Post by Hariken » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:44 am

The bit that is baffling me is how every few weeks 1 random T-N torrent manages to connect and complete. :/

It doesn't appear that it's letting me seed those completed torrents however - but that could be because there are no peers left waiting, given that it took over a week to even connect.

It's all very odd as nothing had actually changed on my side. I would be able to download instantly and seed to at least 25.000 ratio. Then one day it just stopped working properly. :/

EDIT: All of a sudden just now all 7 torrents I had waiting have started moving. Download and upload. Did you change something server-side?

EDIT 2: Okay, so that tracker error message has returned to all 7 torrents now. 5 of them managed to complete when the tracker message said Announce OK, the other 2 are larger torrents and are still moving WITH that error message in place.

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Re: Problems connecting to the tracker?

Post by lostinbrave » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:29 am

Hariken wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:32 am
My admin has finally got round to updating Deluge for me - and one of the bugfixes means I can now see a tracker error message in full (!). Now, randomly, a few torrents from the T-N tracker have managed to complete since my last post, but I still have 7 others sitting in my client at 0% waiting to connect. I can't understand why some manage to eventually connect and others don't.

Anyway, this is the error message I get from the tracker:
tvnihon.com: Error: Host not found (non-authoritative), try again later
I've had a quick Google for answers to what this message means but can only find vague "authoritative" and not "non-authoritative" discussion. The only sites with my exact query are dodgy ones that are trying to trick people into downloading a registry tool, or a Reddit thread that died before anyone answered it.

If anyone is familiar with that error and knows how I can fix it, I'm all ears!
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ping tracker.tvnihon.com
It might be the DNS server that you are using is not the best. If you know how /have permissions to edit your resolve.conf then change your dns server to a known good one eg. 8.8.8.8(googles dns)
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Re: Problems connecting to the tracker?

Post by Hariken » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:51 am

There isn't a router involved in the process. The server that the torrent daemon is running on has a direct connection. I did run a few traceroutes a couple of pages back and they all came back perfectly fine.

resolv.conf says I'm using something local plus OVH's own DNS servers.

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nameserver 192.168.2.1
nameserver 213.186.33.99
I'll see about adding 8.8.8.8 before the OVH one.

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Re: Problems connecting to the tracker?

Post by lostinbrave » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:09 am

Traceroute uses slightly different pathfinding. I would recommend just replacing both unless you know of a reason you need them. If something doesn't work it would be easy enough to revert.
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Re: Problems connecting to the tracker?

Post by Hariken » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:54 pm

Touch wood, but I think changing DNS might just have been the key. All T-N torrents now say Announce OK - and LuPat 48 even downloaded itself via the RSS plugin which hasn't pulled anything T-N in weeks. Fingers crossed that has fixed it for good - thanks so much for the suggestion!

Now, I wonder what the OVH DNS has against TV-Nihon? :D

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Re: Problems connecting to the tracker?

Post by lostinbrave » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 pm

Hariken wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Now, I wonder what the OVH DNS has against TV-Nihon? :D
I don't know but I have an ovh server and had to switch mine as well.
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Re: Problems connecting to the tracker?

Post by takenoko » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:03 am

What's an OVH?

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Re: Problems connecting to the tracker?

Post by Hariken » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:33 am

OVH provides dedicated servers and other equipment. They have 27 data centres across the globe.

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