RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

From: Niles Livingston <nlivingston_at_mediadefender.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 12:35:20 -0700

They're redoing their upload majigger, the whole site'll probably be wonky until they finish.

N

-----Original Message-----
From: Rendy Oka
Sent: Mon 7/30/2007 12:34 PM
To: Ben Ebert; Daniel Lee; torrents
Cc: qateam
Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents
 
Seems like there is a problem with the entire snarf-it site. I tried opening other torrents (from music, TV, and software) and all have that same content. The forum is offline so there's no chatters about the site's issue.
 
 
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From: Ben Ebert
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 12:19 PM
To: Rendy Oka; Daniel Lee; torrents
Cc: qateam
Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

        I have looked at a few other torrents on that site that we are not protecting and gotten the same problem. There may be a problem with the entire snarf-it site. See if you can get a real copy of the movie from snarf-it or if all the torrents are broken at this time.

         

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                From: Rendy Oka
        Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 12:12 PM
        To: Daniel Lee; Torrents_team
        Cc: qateam; Ben Ebert
        Subject: RE: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

         

        Upon opening the file using a text editor, I found that it's not a torrent file after all:

                <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
                <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
                         "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd> ">
                <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml <http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml> " xml:lang="en" lang="en">
                 <head>
                  <title>404 - Not Found</title>
                 </head>
                 <body>
                  <h1>404 - Not Found</h1>
                 </body>
                </html>

        I'm pretty sure this is a torrent that I made, because I have one with that same exact name. I tried opening it with a BT client and it opened just fine. My theory is that this is something that Snarf-It does when it finds a fake.

         

        -Rendy

         

         

                 

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                                From: Daniel Lee
                Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 10:59 AM
                To: Torrents_team
                Cc: qateam; Ben Ebert
                Subject: Snarf-It Invalid Torrents

                Hey guys,

                 

                The top 15 results for "The Simpsons Movie" are all invalid torrents on Snarf-it.org. Could someone please look into this? We won't be getting any credit for these torrents since they're aren't downloadable. I attached a sample torrent.

                 

                 

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                Daniel Lee
Received on Fri Sep 14 2007 - 10:56:05 BST

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