Is ur ISP blocking torrents?

i found this link on the max-planck institute website. these guys have developed a tool (probably with help from google). Runs in java, and can give you an idea if your ISP is blocking torrent ports and torrent headers or not.

it checks if your ISP is :

Throttling all BitTorrent traffic.

Throttling all traffic at well-known BitTorrent ports.

Throttling BitTorrent traffic only at well-known BitTorrent ports.

mine turned out as follows:

"Your ISP possibly rate limits all downloads at port 6886."

(this port is a well-known BT communication port)

Link: http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php

(sorry guys for the missing 'link')

wHERES THE LINK?

I doubt that any major ISP will block torrent traffic anytime soon.

http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/results/

torrents are getting popular among people, especially for downloading movies

So, as [saaD] said most ISP's will not block torrent traffic

ISPs in the US throttle torrent traffic.

measurementlab.com (or ...labs.com)

Yo !d00d where is the link ?

^ I asked before :S

well he dont want to giv the link :P

here is the alternate link

Open Port Check Tool

thank for the link. will check.

that was really foolish of me!

i shud have chked it back!

thanks for bearing with it

Link:

http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php

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well he dont want to giv the link :P

here is the alternate link

Open Port Check Tool

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sorry man! that was really awkward of me

according to online test my isp is not blocking, yet my uTorrent stays idle on torrents with thousands of seeds.

any idea how to troubleshoot?

I tried to run 3 times but got error

anyway there is no problem with my torrents

Take your PC to another friend's house who uses different ISP check if it works. Also try somewhere else where you can try your own ISP.

Trial and Error method always work :)

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i found this link on the max-planck institute website. these guys have developed a tool (probably with help from google). Runs in java, and can give you an idea if your ISP is blocking torrent ports and torrent headers or not.

it checks if your ISP is :

Throttling all BitTorrent traffic.

Throttling all traffic at well-known BitTorrent ports.

Throttling BitTorrent traffic only at well-known BitTorrent ports.

mine turned out as follows:

“Your ISP possibly rate limits all downloads at port 6886.”

(this port is a well-known BT communication port)

Link: http://broadband.mpi-sws.org/transparency/bttest.php

(sorry guys for the missing ‘link’)

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Thats actually very old stuff… blocking is not the term cause ISP will loose business from this, Throttling is however being done being from quite sometime now BUT most of the torrent/p2p clients have counter action techniques(µTorrent/azureus users must have noticed “protocol encryption” tab in the option) embedded with them so no worries specially for us living in PK… after all we have max bandwidth of 2mbps available to us.

Throttling is mostly done by ISPs in USA under the influence of MPAA or RIAA… perpose for this is to make noobs quit using torrents even when they have 20 or 50 mbps connection and everything else working fine. experienced users always have a way to come back.

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according to online test my isp is not blocking, yet my uTorrent stays idle on torrents with thousands of seeds.

any idea how to troubleshoot?

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What ISP ru using…?

if u have dsl connection from any of the known dsl providers in PK than u must do prot forwarding…

If ur using cable connection from ur local cable wala than ask him if he blocking the torrents… if he is not blocking the torrents than he must do the port forwarding on his router/dsl modem in order for u to use torrents.

^ it was working before

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^ it was working before
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Your remarks are not helping…

its cable net. utorrent shows Tracker responses, but no progress is being made for downloading stuff

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its cable net. utorrent shows Tracker responses, but no progress is being made for downloading stuff
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Ok than read my post again carefully… the one with the response of “it was working before”…