07-18-2012 02:33 AM
This is really starting to anoy me now, I'm having to start downloading torrents on my PC and linkstation, add the linkstation to my peer list on the pc (because the crappy web ui doesnt allow it to be done there, along with many many other options in the newer version of utorrent and the webui), and when i've got a handful of peers exchanged i can stop the download on my PC.
No Autoloading torrents store in specifc folders
No way to specify where complete downloads move to
and now this?
The current build 20949, is almost 2 years old, I cant be the only person who badly thinks Buffalo need update the client, buy as far as i can can see they havent even acknowledged that theres an issue.
07-18-2012 02:47 AM
I pasted the following trackers in the properties of a magnet link to kickstart it:
After that other magnet links at TPB started to magically work without the need of any extra trackers. Maybe this is a temporary fix due to caching of the DHT nodes. Or maybe it was just a coincidence and something was externally fixed.
Adding random trackers which have abandoned TCP support to become UDP-only trackers isnt going to help things, in fact it will only end up causing more issues in the long term.
Two major trackers OBT and PBT have reportedly gone on stike because of it (source)
07-18-2012 02:49 AM
07-18-2012 05:07 AM
It seems to be a global issue judging by the number of people reporting this, however no official word from Buffalo yet and they haven't yet acknowledged it as an issue. For me this issue first became apparent last Thursday (12th July) although it may have started a day or two earlier and I haven't noticed.
The uTorrent WebUI continues to download magnets when using uTorrent standalone from a desktop PC, it just seems to be the Buffalo distribution that is affected.
07-18-2012 05:32 AM
DickeFix, I tested your temporary fix of adding the magnet link you specified - for ease of copy/pasting for others I have copied it to PasteBin so the Word step can be skipped:
Just copy and paste the magnet link from the raw paste data section.
For anyone curious about what you're actually downloading here, it's the Pirate Bay magnet archive (http://piratebay.se/torrent/7016365). Just to reiterate a point made earlier, this problem isn't just affecting magnet links from TPB, it's affecting magnet links from everywhere.
When I initially added the file, it sat at 0 downloaders and seeders like the rest, so I didn't think it worked, however any subsequent magnets I then downloaded seemed to start OK!
Just wondering here, if I edit the properties on this download to limit the upload and download rates to 1KB, it now has an ETA of several weeks, would magnet downloads continue to work while this magnet is downloading or is the cache timeout value you were mentioning something separate?
07-18-2012 11:28 AM
Goon, thanks for your help with uploading the magnet link to Pastebin! The linebreak that occured in the middle of the torrent when one copied and pasted it was very strange.
I don´t really know what determines the DHT cache length but think your idea to selectively limit the download rate for that torrent is smart and definitely worth testing. I also noticed that the magnet link took several minutes today before it started downloading so one needs to be patient.
Buffalo definitely needs to update the bittorrent client so it works fully with udp trackers.
07-18-2012 06:15 PM
The other thing I noticed is that when you load the native ( PC ) version of the torrent client my downloads seemed to be a LOT faster, with pretty much the same settings for amout of peers etc.
Perhaps a refresh of the client will help in that regard too.
Question - Does Buffalo have anybody on staff that checks the forums regularly and acts as a representative?
I suppose the fact that a fix has not been released immediately is a good thing as perhaps they are thinking it over and testing it more.
07-18-2012 09:59 PM - edited 07-18-2012 10:21 PM
Hi Goon & Dickefix,
I use your dummy magnet link and it works perfectly.
My trick is once the dummy magnet link start working, I pause or stop it and leave it in the list. Next time if I need to download other maget link and it doesn't work, I just start downloading your dummy magnet link briefly and stop it. This is much more convinient than having to add the dummy magnet link everytime I need to download other files.
Thanks again for your help.