I've recently switched from utorrent to Vuze (v220.127.116.11) and have it bound to AirVPN. I just noticed that my torrents (both downloads and seeds) are functioning, but only DHT is providing connections. PEX has the most peers, but no seeds nor leechers. All the trackers report, "Error: Offline - No data received from tracker". Speed is OK, but not great. I can't tell for certain whether it's my issue or just slow peers. Might I have something mis-configured?
09-17-2014, 12:39 PM
(This post was last modified: 09-17-2014, 12:40 PM by GaryE.)
This is a very complicated issue. But with public torrents which have plenty of peers your ability to connect to the tracker has little meaning. That is entirely true.
However, if you are on a private site . . . which has all of its torrents marked as private (thus disabling DHT and PEX on all of their torrents) . . . if you can not connect to the tracker you are never going to be able to upload or download anything! Some private sites are not really private sites and actually encourage users to use DHT and PEX (demonoid is the best example of this) but most private trackers want all of their torrents marked as private torrents. When that private flag is set DHT and PEX are automatically disabled for that torrent. Unfortunately, there are a surprising amount of private torrent sites who do not automatically set the private flag on all .torrent files when they are uploaded. So it can be very confusing. But simply put any private site (with very very very very few exceptions) will not work for you if you can not connect to the tracker.
So as long as you all are exclusively using public sites you should not have a problem. If you ever plan on going to private sites . . . you will need to figure out a solution.