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killing joke November 3rd, 2001 04:31 PM

status : unable to connect ???
hi everybody !

i've been experiencing a problem for a few days that i didn't have before :

i can't download almost anything i'm searching.

when trying to download, i always have the status message : "unable to connect".

and a few days ago, it was not the case and i was able to download almost everything.

do you have the same problem ?

thanks to all for your help.

killing joke.

Unregistered November 12th, 2001 06:00 PM

I have the same problem using Gnucleus, but it only seems to happen when I try to download from BearShare clients. A "Connecting to Host" status appears for the download, followed about 10 seconds later by the "Unable to connect" message.

For all of the other clients, I am getting a "Waiting to retry" status when I can't connect. I just verified this using various downloads from 10 BearShare clients and 10 non-Bearshare clients. The non-Bearshare clients included LimeWire, Gnotella and "unknown." It doesn't seem to matter if the client is behind a firewall or not.

Has anybody else seen this particular behavior?

Aldreis December 5th, 2001 12:01 AM

Did you happen to be behind a firewall? Or a NAT?
If so, check the failed connection ( right-click / Extended Info ). If it shows something like "Firewall, Stable" you have your answer. Gnucleus is unable to establish a connection if both ends are behind a firewall ( check the FAQ at the Gnucleus site )

mvoosten December 27th, 2001 04:10 AM

I experienced the same.
besides that, it seems that the timeout setting that Gnucleus is using to determine if a client is available is way to short, besides that it's not configurable manualy.
This resides to me on file with 22 hosts all to be timed out. Basicly, this happened to all my test downloads. None came true and 98% of the hosts found where eighter timedout or remotely canceled.
This thing needs some tweaks.

Another thing that I'm missing is simply a preselect list for media types. I like the filter part though.

Another annoying thing: When is a file put in the failed state? If so, why isn't it automaticly researching and retrying. Now you've got to manualy activate it again. That's a pain.

Unregistered December 28th, 2001 02:35 PM

router.limewire is gone, and newer clients are changing to the .6 connection spec so it is harder to find older clients to connect to. make sure bearshare's host cache is in your list, it still works good. .6 is suposto be compatable with older clients but I think bearshare and limewire decided it would be in their own best interest to cut us all off.

phantome December 29th, 2001 01:43 PM

mabye its time to put a host catcher into gnucleus, just in case. :confused:

swabby December 29th, 2001 03:34 PM

0.6 has been supported in gnucleus for a long time. Gnucleus also has a pretty sizable host cache and IRC fall back cache to make sure you get hosts. I'm investigating right now why some users have a harder time connecting to the network.

spoiledbratdee December 29th, 2007 08:31 PM

got the same problem too. grrrrrrrr

hrtles2942 January 1st, 2008 06:06 AM

i cant connect but it worked two days ago. what must I do?

Gnuc January 1st, 2008 03:16 PM

You can try upgrading to the newest version available at:

It was updated today so the cache should be very functional.

If it still isn't connecting try adding some peers from one of these web caches:

Skulls! Multi-Network WebCache 0.2.8
Skulls! Multi-Network WebCache 0.2.8
GWebCacheII Data
Bazooka GWC (0.3.6 Beta)
Bazooka GWC (0.3.6 Beta)

Make sure to forward the port you got Gnucleus listening on if you are behind a router. It will work vastly better that way.

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