As you might already know, popular private torrent tracker Zamunda has been inaccessible for some users for several weeks now. As we highlighted in a previous post the site is not actually down; both the web interface and BitTorrent tracker of Zamunda is actually up and running – it’s just that you can’t access them from non Bulgarian countries. A temporary workaround (as mentioned in the previous article) was/is to use Bulgarian proxy site to access the tracker. However during all this time there has been no communication from the site’s admins about the outage – or at least that’s what we thought. However it seems the issue was indeed discussed in the site’s forums.
Although not many are aware of it, Zamunda has two main sections in their forums – International section where everything is discussed in English and Bulgarian section in which everything is done in their native language. Latter is only visible for users who have ‘Bulgarian’ language selected in their profiles. It seems the reachability issue was only discussed in Bulgarian forums and a lot of folks who were actually having problems with the site didn't notice it. One regular Zamunda member ( a power user) was kind enough to post a brief translation of the discussion in the site’s ‘International - bugs and reports’ section. Since he’s done a damn fine job at it, we’ve quoted the post below:
Well this topic is about foreign users who are accessing Zamunda with some kind of a proxy or modifying their browsers network proxy connection.
Well I'm posting this here ,because this is the place that most of people will go to ask some kind of question about the foreign restrictions.I saw lots of topics about that the foreign Zamunda users can't access the tracker.With this topic we can save lots of useless topics asking why someone can't access Zamunda from UK , Spain , Canada , Holland or any other place all around the world.
The problem is not from you.Its not your internet provider ,you are not banned or whatever reason you believe.The tracker has problems and as soon the problem is resolved you will be able to download & share files with anyone.The Zamunda staff is working hard to resolve this problem ,so stay tuned.I saw people that twit Zamunda for the restrictions and that the tracker shares only with Bulgarian people and doesn't want to give access all over the world.Zamunda is not a selfish website that shares content only with some people.As you can see Zamunda shares FREE any kind of files without any viruses inside or requiring any fees that you need to pay!
This issue can be found within this topic answered by the staff ,but in Bulgarian.I will translate it for you and for further to stop asking dummy questions.Well you can anytime read this topic and know what is the real problem.So tell your friends that they are not banned or somehow suspended from Zamunda.NET
-credit to alexxpk who originally posted the above on Zamunda forums (and to Christos who posted the same in previous thread)
It doesn’t tell much about the current progress but this confirms our previous assumption of the tracker having international peering issues. At least it’s reassuring to know that this is not the result of some legal action and that Zamunda’s admins are working to fix it. If all goes well the site should return to normal soon. Until then, you can continue to use Zamunda using Bulgarian proxy sites and servers, as specified here (although this method may be slow and dependant on the uptime of proxies).