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Tracker Issues
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Posted June 2nd, 2006 at 23:41 by Viper007Bond in Other

As many of you have noticed, both of the trackers that we use are currently having issues.

Our primary tracker is hosted on a home connection and due to the sheer number of users downloading Top Gear and such, it’s maxxed out the connection’s upload. Before a week or two ago, this had never been a problem. We will keep using this tracker, but we may end up switching to using a different tracker as our primary.

Our backup tracker appears to be down and has been like this for a day or two. Modern BitTorrent clients would normally switch to using this tracker if the main one was down/unavailable, but this one is down as well, so…

Update 6/3 1:30AM: The backup tracker is now back online. It just required a reboot. :)

Until one or both are up/available again, please use a modern BitTorrent client like uTorrent or Azureus. Both have a feature called DHT that will allow you to use torrents even when it’s tracker(s) are unavailable.

Apologies for these issues and hopefully they will be resolved soon. :)

Stuck Behind A Traffic Shaper At School?
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Posted April 13th, 2006 at 18:31 by Viper007Bond in Other

I just thought I’d point out that if you’re at a university or whatever that has traffic shaping (i.e. makes torrents go at about 1 KB/sec), you can get around it and download at pretty much normal speed. Just use uTorrent or Azureus and enable packet encryption. For more details, see this entry in the Azureus wiki.

And if you require any help, please use this thread in our forum.

Tracker Update
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Posted April 2nd, 2006 at 04:39 by Viper007Bond in Other

Just thought I’d let everyone know that the recent tracker downtimes are due to bigfoot1942 (the tracker’s owner) changing ISPs, DNS switch-over times, and then his new ISP having issues. At the time of this post, all issues seem to have been resolved, but just a head’s up to as what’s going if it goes down on again. No, you are not banned from the tracker or anything like that. Just hang tight and use a client that’ll switch over to the backup tracker meanwhile. ;)

For the official word on the tracker, check out this thread in the forums.

µTorrent v1.5 Released
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Posted March 16th, 2006 at 19:22 by Viper007Bond in Other

For those who hadn’t heard, µTorrent v1.5 was released back on March 7th. If you are a µTorrent user, it’s strongly suggested that you upgrade. There are new features that will be helpful to both you (especially if you’re behind a packet shaping firewall) and to others. So, please upgrade by downloading the latest version. Thanks! :)

Attention µTorrent Users
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Posted December 29th, 2005 at 18:18 by Viper007Bond in Other

For all of those using µTorrent, the current beta version has torrent RSS feed support. If you aren’t already using it, you can get it here and then add our torrent feed to it to automatically download all newly released torrents:

http://www.finalgear.com/feed/torrents/rss2/

Need Hosting?
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Posted December 22nd, 2005 at 22:27 by Viper007Bond in Other

Have you been looking for hosting? If so, cubanseeder, the guy that graciously hosts us for free, has a special offer for FinalGear.com visitors running for the rest of the month on webhosting. For just $10 a month, you get 10 GB of storage, 10 GB of web transfer, 10 domains with unlimited subdomains, etc.

Interested? More details can be found here.

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