F.A.Q
Site information

What is this bittorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files?

Where does the donated money go?

I've lost my user name or password! Can you send it to me?

Can you rename my account?

Can you delete my (confirmed) account?

So, what's MY ratio?

Help! I cannot login!?

Stats

Most common reason for stats not updating

Best practices

May I use any bittorrent client?

Why is a torrent I'm leeching/seeding listed several times in my profile?

I've finished or cancelled a torrent. Why is it still listed in my profile?

Multiple IPs (Can I login from different computers?)

For those of you who are interested...

Can I upload anonymously?

Uploading

Can I upload torrents?

Why can't I seed my torrents?

How do I upload a torrent?

What is a seedbox?

I goofed and there is a mistake in my torrent description. How do I fix it?

I goofed and need my torrent deleted. Can I delete my own torrent?

I've uploaded a mystery torrent with no description, screens, useful filename or anything. How come other members don't want to download my torrent?

Downloading

How do I use the files I've downloaded?

How do I resume a broken download or reseed something?

Why do my downloads sometimes stall at 99%?

What are these "a piece has failed an hash check" messages?

The torrent is supposed to be 100MB. How come I downloaded 120MB?

What's this 'IOError - [Errno13] Permission denied' error?

When is a torrent deleted from the tracker?

How can I improve my download speed?

Why is my browsing so slow while leeching?

My ISP uses a transparent proxy. What should I do?

What is a proxy?

What is this bittorrent all about anyway? How do I get the files?

Check out Brian's BitTorrent FAQ and Guide.

Where does the donated money go?

Beastiality Tracker is a highly trafficated site and costs a lot of money to keep online. All funds go right into our budget for bandwidth, server upgrades, hardware and more. If you would like to donate to Beastiality Tracker and help us stay online you can do so here.

I've lost my user name or password! Can you send it to me?

Please use password recovery from the login screen to have your password sent to you.

Can you rename my account?

You need a very good reason. Contact an ADMIN through Staff Inbox.

Can you delete my (confirmed) account?

We will disable accounts on request but would need a very good reason to delete one.

So, what's MY ratio?

Your ratio is posted at the top left of all site pages. It is also posted in your user profile, just click on My Panel in the upper of any page to locate your user profile.br

It's important to distinguish between your overall ratio and the individual ratio on each torrent you may be seeding or leeching. The overall ratio takes into account the total uploaded and downloaded from your account since you joined the site. The individual ratio takes into account those values for each torrent.

You may see two symbols instead of a number: "Inf.", which is just an abbreviation for Infinity, and means that you have downloaded 0 bytes while uploading a non-zero amount (ul/dl becomes undefined); "---", which should be read as "not-available", and shows up when you have both downloaded and uploaded 0 bytes. (ul/dl = 0/0 which is an indeterminate amount).

All in all, there's nothing to worry about if you're ratio is low. We encourage people to seed, but we understand if you can't.

Help! I cannot login!?

This problem sometimes occurs with MSIE. Close all Internet Explorer windows and open Internet Options in the control panel. Click the Delete Cookies button. You should now be able to login.

Most common reason for stats not updating

The user is cheating. (a.k.a. "Summary Ban" )

The server is overloaded and unresponsive. Just try to keep the session open until the server responds again. (Flooding the server with consecutive manual updates is not recommended.)

You are using a faulty client. If you want to use an experimental or CVS version you do it at your own risk.

Best practices

If a torrent you are currently leeching/seeding is not listed on your profile, just wait or force a manual update.

Make sure you exit your client properly, so that the tracker receives "event=completed".

If the tracker is down, do not stop seeding. As long as the tracker is back up before you exit the client the stats should update properly.

May I use any bittorrent client?

No. list to do?

Why is a torrent I'm leeching/seeding listed several times in my profile?

If for some reason (e.g. pc crash, or frozen client) your client exits improperly and you restart it, it will have a new peer_id, so it will show as a new torrent. The old one will never receive a "event=completed" or "event=stopped" and will be listed until some tracker timeout. Just ignore it, it will eventually go away.

I've finished or cancelled a torrent. Why is it still listed in my profile?

Some clients, notably TorrentStorm and Nova Torrent, do not report properly to the tracker when canceling or finishing a torrent. In that case the tracker will keep waiting for some message - and thus listing the torrent as seeding or leeching - until some timeout occurs. Just ignore it, it will eventually go away.

Multiple IPs (Can I login from different computers?)

Yes, the tracker is now capable of following sessions from different IPs for the same user. A torrent is associated with the user when it starts, and only at that moment is the IP relevant. So if you want to seed/leech from computer A and computer B with the same account you should access the site from computer A, start the torrent there, and then repeat both steps from computer B (not limited to two computers or to a single torrent on each, this is just the simplest example). You do not need to login again when closing the torrent.

For those of you who are interested...

Some info about the "Basic anatomy of a BitTorrent session".

Can I upload anonymously?

No.

Can I upload torrents?

Yes, you can. All members can upload torrents provided they following rules:

Make sure your torrents are seeded for at least 24 hours, or until there are three other seeders.

Include a good text description.

Text descriptions must include an English translation of non-English text if there is non-English text.

Please include screens (contact sheets) for all videos inside torrents with multiple videos such as megapacks and siterips. If you cannot provide a contact sheet, then you will need to provide at least enough screenshots to depict the entire content of the videos in the torrent.

Please post screens for at least 10% of the number of videos contained in multiple video torrents in your description area. If you cannot provide contact sheets, then you will need to provide at least enough screenshots to depict the entire content of the video or torrent. A single screenshot of a models elbows, thighs, or ass, etc. is not helpful and certainly does nothing to show what activities or actions are occurring.

Seed out your torrent promptly. If you cannot seed 24/7 then please include the times of day you can seed in the description area of your torrent so members will know that you are a part time seeder.

Please do no upload torrents that are inappropriate for your connection speed. As a guide, we suggest 40kB/s per torrent. If your connection speed cannot provide 40kB/s for one torrent, then please only upload one torrent at a time. Members flooding the tracker with unseeded torrents will lose their uploading privileges and get a warning or ban depending on the magnitude of the disruption.

Stay active! You risk being demoted if you have no active torrents.

If you have something that violates some rule ask a member of Staff and we might make an exception.

Ask before you upload something you're not sure about, there is no reset button once you're banned.

Why can't I seed my torrents?

The most common reasons for torrents not uploading are:


Banned Client - Use an approved client.

Blocked Port - Use an approved port.

Forgetting to download the .torrent metafile with the tracker PID embedded - Download the .torrent metafile from the tracker.

How do I upload a torrent?

If you need information on how to upload a torrent please read the How to upload guide.


If you're not sure on uploading screenshots of files, refer to this guide:
How to: Screenshot Gudie
What is a seedbox?

Seedboxes are for advanced users, if you're a noob, you don't need to worry about seedboxes. If you need information about seedboxes try:

Seedbox FAQ for nonowners and owners.

I goofed and there is a mistake in my torrent description. How do I fix it?

You can edit your torrent, just find the link "[Edit Torrent]" near the top left of the torrent page just side the torrent name.

I goofed and need my torrent deleted. Can I delete my own torrent?

To delete a torrent, you will need to contact an admin. You can always use the "Helpdesk" located at the top of the navbar on the right of the site and submit your request.

I've uploaded a mystery torrent with no description, screens, useful filename or anything. How come other members don't want to download my torrent?

Many members base their choice of download on the description and screens provided by the uploader. This is your chance to pitch your torrent to the masses. Members may be reluctant to download a torrent that will cost them some of their ratio without some idea of the content. Also, you have violated several of the Uploading rules and your torrent will be warned and deleted if you do not promptly edit your torrent to correct the problem. If your torrent is already warned, then nobody can download your torrent until you fix it.

How do I use the files I've downloaded?

You will need to install utilities designed to view them.

You will need a video player to view video files such as .mpg, .mp4, .avi, .mov, .flv, etc. MPC, WMP, or VLC. These are all acceptable video players.

You will need an image viewer to view images such as .jpg, .gif, .bmp, etc. Your browser, ACDSee, Paint or any number of other image viewers are all acceptable.

You will need an archival utility such as ZIP, RAR, ACE, or PKZip to open archived files such as .zip, or .rar, etc.

You will need a virtual disc image utility or a DVD Burning utility to open disc image files such as .iso and .dat, etc. Utilities such as Daemon Tools Light and PowerISO are good virtual DVD players. You can also burn disc images to DVD with any good DVD burning software such as Nero Burning ROM.

How do I resume a broken download or reseed something?

Open the .torrent file. When your client asks you for a location, choose the location of the existing file(s) and it will resume/reseed the torrent.

Why do my downloads sometimes stall at 99%?

The more pieces you have, the harder it becomes to find peers who have pieces you are missing. That is why downloads sometimes slow down or even stall when there are just a few percent remaining. Just be patient and you will, sooner or later, get the remaining pieces.

What are these "a piece has failed an hash check" messages?

Bittorrent clients check the data they receive for integrity. When a piece fails this check it is automatically re-downloaded. Occasional hash fails are a common occurrence, and you shouldn't worry. Some clients have an (advanced) option/preference to 'kick/ban clients that send you bad data' or similar. It should be turned on, since it makes sure that if a peer repeatedly sends you pieces that fail the hash check it will be ignored in the future.

The torrent is supposed to be 100MB. How come I downloaded 120MB?

See the hash fails topic. If your client receives bad data it will have to redownload it, therefore the total downloaded may be larger than the torrent size. Make sure the "kick/ban" option is turned on to minimize the extra downloads.

What's this 'IOError - [Errno13] Permission denied' error?

If you just want to fix it reboot your computer, it should solve the problem. Otherwise read on.

IOError means Input-Output Error, and that is a file system error, not a tracker one. It shows up when your client is for some reason unable to open the partially downloaded torrent files. The most common cause is two instances of the client to be running simultaneously: the last time the client was closed it somehow didn't really close but kept running in the background, and is therefore still locking the files, making it impossible for the new instance to open them.

A more uncommon occurrence is a corrupted FAT. A crash may result in corruption that makes the partially downloaded files unreadable, and the error ensues. Running scandisk should solve the problem. (Note that this may happen only if you're running Windows 9x - which only support FAT - or NT/2000/XP with FAT formatted hard drives. NTFS is much more robust and should never permit this problem.)

When is a torrent deleted from the tracker?

The torrents are deleted when they have been dead (no peers connected to it) for XX amount of time.

Torrents can be deleted by a staff member on request, or if it violates the communities rules.

How can I improve my download speed?

The download speed mostly depends on the seeder-to-leecher ratio (SLR). Poor download speed is mainly a problem with new and very popular torrents where the SLR is low. (Proselytising sidenote: make sure you remember that you did not enjoy the low speed. Seed so that others will not endure the same.)

There are a couple of things that you can try on your end to improve your speed:
Do not immediately jump on new torrents. In particular, do not do it if you have a slow connection. The best speeds will be found around the half-life of a torrent, when the SLR will be at its highest. (The downside is that you will not be able to seed so much. It's up to you to balance the pros and cons of this.)
Make yourself connectable. See the Why am I listed as not connectable? section.
Limit your upload speed. The upload speed affects the download speed in essentially two ways:

[1]Bittorrent peers tend to favour those other peers that upload to them. This means that if A and B are leeching the same torrent and A is sending data to B at high speed then B will try to reciprocate. So due to this effect high upload speeds lead to high download speeds.
[2]Due to the way TCP works, when A is downloading something from B it has to keep telling B that it received the data sent to him. (These are called acknowledgements - ACKs -, a sort of "got it!" messages). If A fails to do this then B will stop sending data and wait. If A is uploading at full speed there may be no bandwidth left for the ACKs and they will be delayed. So due to this effect excessively high upload speeds lead to low download speeds.

The full effect is a combination of the two. The upload should be kept as high as possible while allowing the ACKs to get through without delay. A good thumb rule is keeping the upload at about 80% of the theoretical upload speed. You will have to fine tune yours to find out what works best for you. (Remember that keeping the upload high has the additional benefit of helping with your ratio.)

If you are running more than one instance of a client it is the overall upload speed that you must take into account. Some clients (e.g. Azureus) limit global upload speed, others (e.g. Shad0w's) do it on a per torrent basis. Know your client. The same applies if you are using your connection for anything else (e.g. browsing or ftp), always think of the overall upload speed.
Limit the number of simultaneous connections. Some operating systems (like Windows 9x) do not deal well with a large number of connections, and may even crash. Also some home routers (particularly when running NAT and/or firewall with stateful inspection services) tend to become slow or crash when having to deal with too many connections. There are no fixed values for this, you may try 60 or 100 and experiment with the value. Note that these numbers are additive, if you have two instances of a client running the numbers add up.
Limit the number of simultaneous uploads. Isn't this the same as above? No. Connections limit the number of peers your client is talking to and/or downloading from. Uploads limit the number of peers your client is actually uploading to. The ideal number is typically much lower than the number of connections, and highly dependent on your (physical) connection.
Just give it some time. As explained above peers favour other peers that upload to them. When you start leeching a new torrent you have nothing to offer to other peers and they will tend to ignore you. This makes the starts slow, in particular if, by change, the peers you are connected to include few or no seeders. The download speed should increase as soon as you have some pieces to share.

Why is my browsing so slow while leeching?

Your download speed is always finite. If you are a peer in a fast torrent it will almost certainly saturate your download bandwidth, and your browsing will suffer. At the moment there is no client that allows you to limit the download speed, only the upload. You will have to use a third-party solution, such as NetLimiter. Browsing was used just as an example, the same would apply to gaming, IMing, etc...

My ISP uses a transparent proxy. What should I do?

Caveat: This is a large and complex topic. It is not possible to cover all variations here.

Short reply: change to an ISP that does not force a proxy upon you. If you cannot or do not want to then read on.

What is a proxy?

Basically a middleman. When you are browsing a site through a proxy your requests are sent to the proxy and the proxy forwards them to the site instead of you connecting directly to the site. There are several classifications (the terminology is far from standard):

Transparent - A transparent proxy is one that needs no configuration on the clients. It works by automatically redirecting all port 80 traffic to the proxy. (Sometimes used as synonymous for non-anonymous.)
Explicit/Voluntary - Clients must configure their browsers to use them.
Anonymous - The proxy sends no client identification to the server. (HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header is not sent; the server does not see your IP.)
Highly Anonymous - The proxy sends no client nor proxy identification to the server. (HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR, HTTP_VIA and HTTP_PROXY_CONNECTION headers are not sent; the server doesn't see your IP and doesn't even know you're using a proxy.)
Public - (Self explanatory) A transparent proxy may or may not be anonymous, and there are several levels of anonymity.