SickRage issue with Torcache


  • SickRage not downloading any torrent.
  • You could see the following in your SickRage logs :2015-01-15 22:51:05 WARNING SEARCHQUEUE-DAILY-SEARCH :: Connection error HTTPConnectionPool(host='', port=80): Max retries exceeded with url: /torrent/92C32E1489F5248616C25AA2FF08EAB47FB29B66.torrent (Caused by : [Errno 11001] getaddrinfo failed) while loading URL

Possible cause

  • Your ISP might be blocking the domain

How to validate ISP blocking

Using terminal, ping torcache

If you get this,
ping: unknown host

then validate torcache is not down by using this website

If you get something like this

Torcache status

Torcache status

Then your ISP is blocking the domain.

How to overcome ISP blocking

To overcome the limitation, you need to use an alternative DNS. There are a lot of free and paid DNS out there, just use Google. You then have too ways of changing that.

Router settings

Navigate to your router settings and add the new DNS server (ie: – Google’s one)

Ubuntu network settings

This option is better if you don’t want to change the router settings. I don’t use Network Manager so I’m not sure if this solution works for everyone. I’m using Ubuntu 14.10

Add this to your /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf
append domain-name-servers;

This way, you don’t loose your ISP DNS entries, you just add additional ones for the hosts he doesn’t find.

After the change, reboot and then you’re good to go
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=72.6 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=51.1 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=39.5 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=61.3 ms


  1. AllThingsDigital

    19 May 2015 at 22 h 38 min

    That is not how ping works. It only accepts hostnames or IP Addresses. FYI:


    Example result(s):
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=210 ms

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