This is an odd one. I can resolve hostnames through curl from the command line. I can get files through wget. User is root for the rtorrent process. Yet whenever I load up a torrent it NEVER connects to peers or seeds and the error message is:
Tracker Status: Tracker: [Couldn't resolve host name]
This seems to be happening for both http and udp trackers. However I think rtorrent managing to connect to local DHT as I start to get peers and seeders anyways, interesting things like 33(0) seeders!
Net result is rtorrent sits for 10 minutes or so doing nothing then starts to download as peers and seeders show up, but continues to give error messages!
I'm using a mostly stock rtorrent.rc and have already added my ip address under ip = . all ports for dht and listening are open through the firewall and verified open.