Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#2346 closed Enhancement (invalid)

Tracker request frequency

Reported by: AdamK Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 1.73
Severity: Normal Keywords: needinfo


I'd like to be able to set the frequency tracker is asked for update. Some tracker have strict http flood limits, and ban clients asking to frequently.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by charles

  • Keywords needinfo added

Transmission already honors the tracker's limits for automatic and human-driven announces, so the current behavior will not result in banning.

In fact, allowing users to set the frequency would probably result in more Transmission bans because it could be used to manually flood the tracker.

I really don't see the use case where this would be desirable...?

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by AdamK

Trakcer returns limits for a single torrent, but some have also a global limit for all torrents being downloaded by an user. If this limit is exceded - they ban the user.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

That's nowhere in the bittorrent spec. Where are you seeing this?

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by AdamK

Is banning anywhere in the bittorent spec? It is just a way some trackers behave.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by charles

He's asking if the global limit for all torrents is somewhere in the spec.

I don't know of any client that does what you're requesting here. So under the behavior you're describing, all clients would be at risk of banning.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

We aren't going to modify the core behavior of the client to abide for some arbitrary demand of an unnamed tracker. There is no spec for this, and quite frankly it makes very little sense.

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