problem in transmission bit torrent client. it is unable to download any file

Asked by abhiraj on 2011-01-11

I am able to get everything in my net alright except itis unable to download any file from transmission in ubuntu 10.4. i am new to ubuntu and i donot know much about it. also i am using a proxy which might be creating some error

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abhiraj (abhi266raj) said : #1

please help

Do you have access to the folder transmission is downloading to?
Does you ISP have a system in place to strangle torrents?

abhiraj (abhi266raj) said : #3

What is strangle torrent?????

Yes i have access to folder torrent is downloading to and I am able to download torrent file
but its download is not starting in transmission

Strangling torrents is what some ISPs do to torrents as they don't like users using them due to some legal issues with some torrents.

Can you give the output of:

ls -la /path/to/fiolder

change /path/to/folder with the path to the place you download to (default is /home/$USER/Downloads)

Thanks

abhiraj (abhi266raj) said : #5

drwxr-xr-x 2 abhiraj abhiraj 4096 2011-01-12 18:18 .
drwxr-xr-x 34 abhiraj abhiraj 4096 2011-01-12 18:30 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 abhiraj abhiraj 2858874 2011-01-12 18:18 code2010.pdf

abhiraj (abhi266raj) said : #6

drwxr-xr-x 2 abhiraj abhiraj 4096 2011-01-12 18:18 .
drwxr-xr-x 34 abhiraj abhiraj 4096 2011-01-12 18:30 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 abhiraj abhiraj 2858874 2011-01-12 18:18 code2010.pdf

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 6:23 PM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #141048 on transmission in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/+question/141048
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested for more information:
> Strangling torrents is what some ISPs do to torrents as they don't like
> users using them due to some legal issues with some torrents.
>
> Can you give the output of:
>
> ls -la /path/to/fiolder
>
> change /path/to/folder with the path to the place you download to
> (default is /home/$USER/Downloads)
>
> Thanks
>
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/+question/141048
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Charles Kerr (charlesk) said : #7

One common problem is that people attempt to download a torrent where there are no seeds.

So the first thing to test is downloading a torrent that you know is well-seeded, such as an ubuntu iso torrent.

well you have full access to the folder. What happens when you add a torrent exactly?

abhiraj (abhi266raj) said : #9

the download is on try to start at 0% for too long

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 8:53 PM, actionparsnip <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #141048 on transmission in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/+question/141048
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested for more information:
> well you have full access to the folder. What happens when you add a
> torrent exactly?
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/transmission/+question/141048
>
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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You may need to port forward on your router if it doesn't support upnp

Charles Kerr (charlesk) said : #11

Again, the first thing to try is downloading a torrent that you know is well-seeded, such as an ubuntu iso torrent.

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