We’ve pretty much said everything there’s to be said in this article in the title itself. If you tried to access the popular private torrent tracker RevolutionTT (aka RevoTT and RevTT), you might find yourself redirected to WordLinker, apparently a social media site. Initially, it would seem the site was hacked by some script kiddies but the good news is that it’s not. First up, you won’t even notice this problem if you’ve been accessing the site over HTTPS – the redirection happens only when it’s accessed over HTTP. We are not exactly sure as to why it happens but there’s a simple fix for the problem until RevTT staff restore HTTP accessibility.

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To fix this issue simply use the URL https://www.revolutiontt.net instead of http://www.revolutiontt.net/ to login to the site. If you have bookmarked the HTTP URL, edit the bookmarks to reflect the change. There is absolutely no harm in accessing a torrent site such as RevTT over HTTPS – HTTPS traffic is encrypted and is way more secure than regular HTTP. Only downside is probably the increased overhead due to key management and encryption involved. But in almost all cases this is barely noticeable. You can read a basic description of the two protocols here (used a snopes link as it explains everything in simple language without unnecessary complexity).

Special thanks to kayhaytha and everyone who emailed us about the issue.

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7 Comments

  1. K // 8/01/2010 04:12:00 PM  

    still not working for me even with the https

  2. TEAM FILEnetworks // 8/01/2010 04:28:00 PM  

    Try now. Even HTTP should work now as it seems to redirect to HTTPS instead to WordLinker.

  3. K // 8/01/2010 08:00:00 PM  

    yeah it's working now.

    thanks

  4. Epakistani // 8/06/2010 03:18:00 AM  

    https also not working can some just give me the ipaddress i,e, 213... blah and trying accessing through that that will bypass dns issue.

  5. Andrew // 8/06/2010 03:59:00 AM  
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  6. give // 8/11/2010 09:34:00 AM  

    revolutiontt is worst. They don;t have simple contact form. I want to talk to them because i am banned 3 time and they even don't response on IRC. I think other are better than them. even though now they give me invite, i refuse to take....Prefer iptorrent instead...

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