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Topic # 147234 13-Jun-2014 00:21
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I've spent the last 2 days in the dark up here in Auckland as the power was cut during the storm.  The power has now finally been restored, so I booted up the server and queued up some torrents...nothing is working WTF? (surfing and general internet use is fine though).  So I run through all the basic checks: kill/restart software, firewalls, switches etc but the dam torrents wont kick off? My setup just doesn't change, it's dedicated Linux server housed in the garage. So I try different P2P NAT ports in desperation still nothing!  Eventually I think the worst of my ISP and obfuscate my P2P protocol headers - WAMMO immediately everything starts working fine !$@#!$##%^

I have Orcon's Unlimited plan, at least Unlimited until they decide it's not, or maybe they thought the storm the other day was a massive natural disaster and they needed to free up some bandwidth?

http://www.orcon.net.nz/support/gfaq_page/how_unlimited_is_the_unlimited_plan

Anyone else experienced this?

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  Reply # 1064579 13-Jun-2014 00:27
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Wow, this is happening to me too, Orcon 100/50 unlimited. I hope this is a temporary fault, I chose Orcon because they proudly proclaim 0 caps, 0 shaping and 0 blocking.



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  Reply # 1064584 13-Jun-2014 00:36
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My jaw drop when I notice it, on principle it really irritates me because of their "NO BS Unlimited Plan", this may help it's for Vuze/Azureus but idea or concept can be applied to your torrent client:

http://wiki.vuze.com/w/Avoid_traffic_shaping



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1064586 13-Jun-2014 00:37
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Please both PM me your account details, I can't be clearer that we have NO shaping consciously applied anywhere on our network, the fact that this appeared after large chunks of the Chorus network had issues may be significant but we will investigate it as a fault.




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  Reply # 1064611 13-Jun-2014 01:25
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The networks team are looking into this now - we've made a commitment to not traffic shape so we don't want it going on although to be honest there are some key differences:

It is a complete block, our old shaping throttled speed but the current situation is no traffic flows at all.

Our old shaping was only ever on international traffic, this issue is across the national network so indicates it isn't an inadvertent or unintentional reapplication of the old shaping rules.

We have been altering our caching activity in that time period so best guess at the moment is that it is related to that work (but obviously an unintended consequence).

Don't have an ETR at the moment.... 




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  Reply # 1064613 13-Jun-2014 01:27
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Sounds good FireEngine, thanks. This stuff happens.



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  Reply # 1064615 13-Jun-2014 01:32
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I guess obfuscating P2P headers is the work-around for now, BTW thanks for jumping on top of this :)

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  Reply # 1064617 13-Jun-2014 01:35
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alchemist53: I guess obfuscating P2P headers is the work-around for now, BTW thanks for jumping on top of this :)


Not possible for my BitTorrent Sync clients so my personal cloud is down (which makes it mist I guess)...It works across my home LAN and across our office LAN but not between home and office....




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  Reply # 1064624 13-Jun-2014 02:46
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Can you please confirm the client you are using and a failing target torrent?




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  Reply # 1064625 13-Jun-2014 03:45
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No need to confirm a failing torrent - they all fail. I've got half a dozen in my client and none have managed to reach a tracker.

Here, for convenience: https://www.archlinux.org/releng/releases/2014.06.01/torrent/

qBittorrent is my client, but it seems OP uses Vuze.

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  Reply # 1064628 13-Jun-2014 05:50
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We arent seeing all P2P having an issue across the whole network, hence the question, we are seeing successful traffic in many places so we want to replicate what you see if we can using the same method and source.




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  Reply # 1064633 13-Jun-2014 07:01
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ripdog: No need to confirm a failing torrent - they all fail. I've got half a dozen in my client and none have managed to reach a tracker.

Here, for convenience: https://www.archlinux.org/releng/releases/2014.06.01/torrent/

qBittorrent is my client, but it seems OP uses Vuze.


Ok, as soon as I start that one it starts to download at 1.2kBps - is it still failing for you? The network guys haven't made any changes yet.




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  Reply # 1064659 13-Jun-2014 08:29
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Yes they are all failing, but if you obfuscate your P2P headers they all work.

I fix stuff!
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  Reply # 1064674 13-Jun-2014 09:12
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alchemist53: Yes they are all failing, but if you obfuscate your P2P headers they all work.


Its looking like its our caching infrastructure at fault. Seems like one of the nodes decided not to function as expected. Which is why some customers work and some don't.

We are doing some work to fix this urgently and will be raising it with the vendor to ensure it won't happen again.



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  Reply # 1064689 13-Jun-2014 09:36
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alchemist53: Yes they are all failing, but if you obfuscate your P2P headers they all work.


This should be resolved as of approx 9am and appears resolved for the internal cases we know about, if you could confirm it is now working for you that would be great.




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  Reply # 1064704 13-Jun-2014 10:06
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Unfortunately I'm having the exact same issue still. I have restarted qBittorrent, and forced reannounce to a dozen trackers, none have connected.

I will reboot computer and router when I can, but just thought I should mention this now.

Any chance you could have a look at the other issue I mentioned in my PM, FireEngine?

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