Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#5468 closed Enhancement (wontfix)

Check for Updates before connecting to Torrents to prevent hammering

Reported by: LordOfTheRings Owned by: livings124
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Mac Client Version: 2.82
Severity: Normal Keywords: hammer updating
Cc: LordOfTheRings


Request: Transmission checks for updates before connecting to torrent tracker servers when the program opens.

Reason: With Transmission connecting to torrents, then announcing an update which installs and restarts the program, this results in 'Hammering'. For private torrents it can put the torrents out of action for over an hour with message meaning (disallowed connection due to "hammering" the tracker; "too many connections".)

This same 'Hammering' principle applies to both public and private torrents, not good for torrent tracker servers. The 'check for updates' process before connecting is such a simple concept and should not be difficult to implement.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by jordan

  • Component changed from Transmission to Mac Client
  • Owner set to livings124
  • Version changed from 2.82+ to 2.82

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by livings124

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

This is definitely a problem, but I'm not sure the solution is better than no solution. Delaying activity until an update check is performed would cause a slowdown in the app actually starting and being usable. The fact that no one has ever mentioned this before makes me hesitant, since it would have quite an impact. I believe it's probably better for you to just hold off on clicking the restart button, or disable auto-update checks and update from the website.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by LordOfTheRings

Yes it is a serious issue when it breaches basic bittorrent protocol. But what the hell. :D Let the trackers suffer hey. (tongue in cheek joke)

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