As many of you will know we have been having some issues here with the tracker. First we were attacked which took the tracker offline. We worked with one of our hosting providers and got it put back online after a few days.
This was however a waste as just a few hours after returning the tracker was once again under attack and was back null routed. After another discussion with our host it was decided it was time to move on so we did just that.
We moved to another host and added ddos protection into the mix for the tracker. It was here that we hit a snag with ongoing ddos and the number of peers hitting the tracker at the same time the ddos protection was taking legitimate traffic out too.
This is where we had to go back to the drawing board and rethink our infrastructure. So it is we come to our current situation where we have a new default tracker url of moose.awesome-hd.net this is now the default across all torrents that are downloaded from the site. We have also however kept tracker.awesome-hd.net around so as not to needlessly loose those peers that were pointed to that url. We will be moving away from that url in the future, we will however give plenty of notice as to when that will happen.
If anyone is still having issue connecting to the old tracker (first restart your client as we have had to go through yet another ip change) there are a number of options
Edit your torrents so that instead of having the announce url of http://tracker.awesome-hd.net:34000/PASSKEY/announce change it to http://moose.awesome-hd.net/PASSKEY/announce so that it uses the new address
Redownload the torrents from the site and point them at your existing data.
We once again would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused during this period and would like to thank you for your patience and help during this time