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jlinkon
2005-07-11, 06:07 PM
Someone please help...

I've been using this service and bit torrent in general for quite a while, but all of a sudden I am getting "Bad Data From Tracker" messages when I try to connect to a torrent on this service. I am currently unable to use this service.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any help here,

JLINKON

U2Lynne
2005-07-11, 06:08 PM
We need a link to the thread that has the torrent that is causing you problems.

jlinkon
2005-07-11, 06:16 PM
This is several torrents and it seems in fact...all of them at Trader's Den.

I've tried:
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9273
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9251
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9047

Torrents on other trackers do not have similar issues...I'm confused?

U2Lynne
2005-07-11, 06:50 PM
How long are you leaving your client open to try to connect? All of those are active torrents. Here's a list of common tracker errors and how to deal with them: http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/faq.php?faq=bittorrent#faq_getaddrinco

(btw, have you tried restarting your client or restarting your computer?)

jlinkon
2005-07-11, 07:20 PM
After a time (minutes), I have been able to connect to a torrent and down/up load, however I still get the same error message: "Bad Data From Tracker". This error message stays active and never goes away.

It is taking a very long time to connect and I believe only to a limited number of peers.

I do not understand what has changed with my settings or account. Again, I do not have the same problems at other trackers.

Thanks again for your attention to this strange problem.

U2Lynne
2005-07-11, 08:13 PM
Well, the first two that you listed only have one seed. The first one only has nine peers total. Also, if you are on all three of those, that means you have very limited upload and therefore you aren't going to be the highest priority when it comes to downloading (if they are in superseed, priority goes to those who upload/share more).

I really can't think of why you would continue to get that error though.

Forbin17
2005-07-11, 08:27 PM
hi!

I am getting bad data from tracker too for this torrent:
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9251

I am currently on another torrent from the old tracker......could that be it?

I am using BitTorrent 3.3.

Thanks

U2Lynne
2005-07-11, 10:05 PM
That's one of the same torrents that the OP is getting the message from. Are you downloading at all on it?

Forbin17
2005-07-12, 06:40 PM
That's one of the same torrents that the OP is getting the message from. Are you downloading at all on it?

nope. I left it open all day and it still won't download anything at all....

For a brief time last night I got it to work on a different client (Azureus) before all hell broke loose on my comp and I had to remove Azureus.

hawk269
2005-07-14, 07:53 PM
I am having the same problem with these torrents. I was able to download one show, but these 4 keep giving me the bad data from tracker. I've left them open for a couple days and haven't downloaded anything.

http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?p=161065#post161065
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?p=161414#post161414
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?p=160185#post160185
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?p=162304#post162304

U2Lynne
2005-07-14, 10:56 PM
I heard back by PM from one of the other posters in this thread that was having the same error. He said he changed clients and everything was fine. However, he didn't say what client he changed over to. I'll send back a PM and find out.

In the meantime, it would help to know what OS and what bt client other people are using that are getting this error.

hawk269
2005-07-15, 12:33 PM
I'm using OSX 10.2.8 with Bit Torrent. I'm not sure of the version offhand. This is strange because I've had no problems with this before and I was able to download one of the other 7M3 shows without a problem. Another thing that's strange is my upload/download stats haven't changed from 0.00.

Thanks,
Jesse

U2Lynne
2005-07-15, 01:04 PM
Did you try restarting BitTorrent? I know I've had to do that a couple of times when it acts weird (and it's always losing the 'buttons' for me!). I'm using OSX 10.3.9 with the latest BitTorrent client, 4.0.2, and it's downloading fine for me. Also, you will only get your stats to update on shows that are on the new tracker. The old tracker doesn't keep track of user stats. If you download/upload on a new show and your stats don't update, hit the Contact Us button on the bottom, supply a link to the show and what you think your stats should be and we can adjust them.

cmaz
2005-07-15, 04:06 PM
i also was suddenly not able to download any material (either off this board, or from DimeADozen) due to the Bad Data From Tracker error. i have used bittorrent for years with no problems. Have used Shad0w's Experimental Client S-5.8.7 from day one with absolutely no problems until this sudden and recent situation.

The torrent i was trying to download from this board that i was having problems with was:
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9389

i know they did something with the Dime tracker (something about a private=1 flag - i have no idea). Erwe said he had fixed things so that it should work with the S-5.8.7 client, but it would not for me.

i upgraded to BitTornado T-0.3.12 and things seem to be working fine now--both here and at Dime.

So anyway, that's just like my experience. Man.

U2Lynne
2005-07-15, 05:24 PM
Thanks for the info, Chris. I'm glad you posted back here about what happened with you and that you found a solution. Hopefully that will help someone else.

zimmiefan
2005-07-21, 03:19 PM
this "bad data from tracker" has had me BT jones-ing for over a week. That's after D/L 75 GB (and U/L 150GB). After reading this thread, I updated to a the new BT client software, http://www.bittorrent.com/index.html, and now i'm back in business. many thanks for the wisdom.

blueys2004
2007-12-05, 07:28 AM
I don't know what is happening but I have the same problem with all the Torents I try. Yesterday evening I was down/up loading with no problem, I had to shut down my PC for 2 hours and when I came back I was not been able to conect anymore. Hole night I kept the torrent I was downloading open but al I get was :Bad data from tracker

This are the torrents I have tried :
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49193
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49081
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49827

Is something changed on The Tradersden so that i cannot connect?
Do I need to change my Download torrent, I use BitTorent T-0.3.7 (bittornado) I'am using this prog for many years and on other download sites and with no problems.
Please, some advice how to solve this problem.
Thanks!

U2Lynne
2007-12-05, 11:37 AM
I don't know what is happening but I have the same problem with all the Torents I try. Yesterday evening I was down/up loading with no problem, I had to shut down my PC for 2 hours and when I came back I was not been able to conect anymore. Hole night I kept the torrent I was downloading open but al I get was :Bad data from tracker

This are the torrents I have tried :
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49193
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49081
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49827

Is something changed on The Tradersden so that i cannot connect?
Do I need to change my Download torrent, I use BitTorent T-0.3.7 (bittornado) I'am using this prog for many years and on other download sites and with no problems.
Please, some advice how to solve this problem.
Thanks!
I just made a couple changes. See if they work now.

blueys2004
2007-12-05, 12:59 PM
It works!!!!!!!!
I'am downloading torrent
http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/...ad.php?t=49193
right now on this moment, it works perfect.
Hopelfully everything is also going allright with the other ones,
I let you know if any trouble comes along again.
Thank you very much for your service