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  • STATS in Private Torrent site BEST PRACTICE

    Best practices

    • If a torrent you are currently leeching/seeding is not listed on your profile, just wait or force a manual update.
    • Make sure you exit your client properly, so that the tracker receives "event=completed".
    • If the tracker is down, do not stop seeding. As long as the tracker is back up before you exit the client the stats should update properly.

    How does NAT/ICS change the picture?

    This is a very particular case in that all computers in the LAN will appear to the outside world as having the same IP. We must distinguish between two cases:

    1. You are the single user in the LAN

    You should use the same account in all the computers.

    Note also that in the ICS case it is preferable to run the BT client on the ICS gateway. Clients running on the other computers will be unconnectable (their ports will be listed as "---", as explained elsewhere in the FAQ) unless you specify the appropriate services in your ICS configuration (a good explanation of how to do this for Windows XP can be found here). In the NAT case you should configure different ranges for clients on different computers and create appropriate NAT rules in the router. (Details vary widely from router to router and are outside the scope of this FAQ. Check your router documentation and/or support forum.)

    2. There are multiple users in the LAN

    At present there is no way of making this setup always work properly. Each torrent will be associated with the user who last accessed the site from within the LAN before the torrent was started. Unless there is cooperation between the users mixing of statistics is possible. (User A accesses the site, downloads a .torrent file, but does not start the torrent immediately. Meanwhile, user B accesses the site. User A then starts the torrent. The torrent will count towards user B's statistics, not user A's.)

    It is your LAN, the responsibility is yours. Do not ask us to ban other users with the same IP, we will not do that. (Why should we ban him instead of you?)

    May I use any bittorrent client?

    Accepted and Banned clients will soon be listed here still testing them all. We recommend you use uTorrent or Azureus thanks.

    Why is a torrent I'm leeching/seeding listed several times in my profile?

    If for some reason (e.g. pc crash, or frozen client) your client exits improperly and you restart it, it will have a new peer_id, so it will show as a new torrent. The old one will never receive a "event=completed" or "event=stopped" and will be listed until some tracker timeout. Just ignore it, it will eventually go away.

    I've finished or cancelled a torrent. Why is it still listed in my profile?

    Some clients, notably TorrentStorm and Nova Torrent, do not report properly to the tracker when canceling or finishing a torrent. In that case the tracker will keep waiting for some message - and thus listing the torrent as seeding or leeching - until some timeout occurs. Just ignore it, it will eventually go away.

    Why do I sometimes see torrents I'm not leeching in my profile!?

    When a torrent is first started, the tracker uses the IP to identify the user. Therefore the torrent will become associated with the user who last accessed the site from that IP. If you share your IP in some way (you are behind NAT/ICS, or using a proxy), and some of the persons you share it with are also users, you may occasionally see their torrents listed in your profile. (If they start a torrent session from that IP and you were the last one to visit the site the torrent will be associated with you). Note that now torrents listed in your profile will always count towards your total stats.

    Most common reason for stats not updating

    • The user is cheating. (a.k.a. "Summary Ban")
    • The server is overloaded and unresponsive. Just try to keep the session open until the server responds again. (Flooding the server with consecutive manual updates is not recommended.)

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    you should give credit to your source and remove the redirection from the hyperlink