[bittorrent] Q. regarding moving a static IP tracker to a new host

Harold Feit dwknight at depthstrike.com
Wed Jun 18 16:53:07 EDT 2008

If ALL the torrents are running with the announce url based on the 
hostname and not on the IP address, the transition time will be 
approximately 48 hours (the propagation time on DNS entries). Effects 
will be near-nonexistent if you use a tracker package that is capable of 

IP-address based torrents will likely have a harder time due to the 
change because there's NO way to redirect an IP.

Taylor, Chris wrote:
> Hi,
> We've been running a tracker with a few seeded torrents for a while now,
> but I need to move the tracker to a new IP address and hostname. I have
> the new one set up and seeding the same torrents, but what are the
> implications of shutting down the old tracker, pointing DNS to my new
> tracker, and "redirecting" all the clients to the new server (with the
> original resolvable hostname)? Thanks
> Chris Taylor
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