Author Topic: Automatically Update Daily Trackers List  (Read 108 times)

StarScream777

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Automatically Update Daily Trackers List
« on: September 02, 2019, 12:48:48 am »
There is an excellently maintained list of BT trackers that are automatically checked and updated daily. They are hosted on Github and come in a few different options.  Here is the main page for it:

https://github.com/ngosang/trackerslist

There's a list of all trackers, HTTP trackers, IP, UDP, WS (which qB doesn't support, I assume) and then a list called "best" which is the one I use.  The best list has approximately 20 trackers and is updated very frequently. I simply copy this list into Notepad++, remove the blank spaces in between the list, and then manually paste it into the section under qBitorrent, Options, Bittorrent, Automatically add these trackers to new downloads.

This is the best list: https://github.com/ngosang/trackerslist/blob/master/trackers_best.txt (click on Raw to access it in plain text).

There is also a blacklist of apparently bad trackers, which isn't explained why they are bad.

Finally, here is the readme for the info on how the trackers are updated and sorted: https://github.com/ngosang/trackerslist/blob/master/README.md

I would love to see the ability for qB to automatically download the best list and import it into the "Automatically add these trackers to new downloads" section.  Or alternately, a user could choose which list they wanted to import.

I hope the devs will consider this suggestion.  Thanks and keep up the great work on qB!
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Re: Automatically Update Daily Trackers List
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 02:34:41 am »
When I learned a [very] little bit about trackers and a [very] little bit about how badly QBittorrent manages trackers, I spent a couple of hours finding a list of trackers, transferring it to qBittorrent > Options > Bittorrent > Automatically add these trackers to new downloads, checking the list for each of a few dozen torrents...

There must be a better way.  Thanks for StarScream777 for their suggestion.

Wow; 70 views, about 10 times more than the other suggestion threads.  Interest level is high.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2019, 02:37:14 am by neil »

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Re: Automatically Update Daily Trackers List
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 07:46:48 pm »
There is also a blacklist of apparently bad trackers, which isn't explained why they are bad.
Many big and small trackers have ceased to exist, but many torrents continue to include them. In BitTorrent clients that support a tracker blacklist, tracker announces to those trackers are not attempted.