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Poster: ShouToramaru Date: Feb 4, 2022 9:51am
Forum: software Subject: Torrent error: file not found on HTTP server

I'm downloading a torrent off the Internet Archive (specifically this one: https://archive.org/details/The_Adventure_Company_Nancy_Drew_4-Pack_Games_Win98_2005_Eng) and it stalls after only a few minutes of downloading. I looked into my torrent program and I see that it is failing to connect to both https://archive.org/download/ and http://ia601500.us.archive.org/30/items/ with the same error, "error: file not found on HTTP server". Before attempting connection, it is giving the message "redirected to http://ia803005.us.archive.org/32/items/The_Adventure_Company_Nancy_Drew_4-Pack_Games_Win98_2005_Eng/_____padding_file/10". Going to that link does indeed give a "Page Not Found" error, but I don't think the files have been taken down as a direct download is still available form the original link. Does anyone happen to know why this is happening? Is there a way to tell if that redirect is happening on my end or Internet Archive's end? Is there a way to prevent that, or would that even help at all? I can provide additional details from my end as necessary.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Feb 4, 2022 6:12pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Torrent error: file not found on HTTP server

archive.org does not seed torrents.

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Poster: nToss Date: Jun 21, 2022 10:03pm
Forum: software Subject: Re: Torrent error: file not found on HTTP server

It does not explicitly seed torrents, but it can be used as a "web seed" via direct URLs to the files or directories over http rather than tor protocol.

I suspect it will only seed a certain amount of data to restrict network data usage. It's definitely not related to subdomains or URLs expiring because Archive.org redirects requests for old URLs to newer, valid URLs.
This post was modified by nToss on 2022-06-22 05:03:51