By default, BNBT EasyTracker requires that users upload a
torrent to the tracker using the File Uploader so that the
torrent will be parsed and registered with the tracker.
If your tracker is configured this way, and the torrent is not
uploaded first, the BitTorrent client will report that the
torrent is not registered with the tracker, when you begin to
seed the torrent.
The same error can occur if the tracker is not configured to parse
the torrent when it is uploaded. If you have your tracker
configured to parse the torrent directory on a cyclic interval,
you will have to wait until the interval has cycled, before
seeding your torrent.
Your tracker can also be configured to not require torrent
upload and registration. Please see the Public and Private
Trackers topic in this documentation for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Uploading and registering a torrent is not the same
as someone registering for a user account.
BNBT Torrent Uploader
To upload a torrent file, click the
in the Navigation Bar of your tracker.
NOTE: The upload button will be disabled if the user's permissions
do not allow upload. It will also be disabled if the tracker is
not taking uploads at this time.
Find and select the torrent file you wish to upload. The file
extension must be .torrent.
OPTIONAL: Provide a descriptive name of the files you are
torrenting in the Torrent Name form field. If this field
is left blank, the name will be taken directly from the
OPTIONAL: Provide a URL starting with http:// that
will take the user to an informational page regarding this
torrent. i.e. If you were torrenting an application installer,
you could provide the URL for that software's homepage.
NOTE: The Informational Link field will be disabled if you have
configured your tracker to not allow the info link.
Select the corresponding Category/Type Tag
NOTE: If your tracker is not configured with any categories, the
drop-down list will not exist.
Press the button.
For information regarding the displayed Announce URL on the
File Uploader's page, please see the Announce URL topic found
later in this documentation.
The keep_dead configuration key specifies whether or
not certain torrents should be displayed in your tracker's table
of torrents. If this value is set to 0, torrents that have no
seeds AND no peers will not be displayed. If your tracker is
configured this way, torrents will not show up until after the
uploader has begun seeding the torrent.
Alternate File Uploader
If you have access to a web server, you can also choose to create
an alternative file uploader, such as one that uses a PHP script.
You will need to make sure that the file is uploaded to your
tracker's Allowed Directory, and that the tracker is
configured to parse this directory on a cycling interval
Please only attempt this, if you are confident in what you are