could be peerblock or other similar software. if you don't use those. then try disabling your antivirus.
(even if you seem to be using linux...) otherwise, could be proxy or yor ISP causing the "connection time out".
I don't use peerblock - I'm not even sure what it is or how it can affect me if I'm not using it. Also from the name it sounds to me like this blocks peers while I'm trying to contact the tracker.
I don't use an Antivirus - I'm running Linux so there's no need.
Regarding the ISP, as I've mentioned, I've tried from a neighbor that uses the same ISP and the same connection type (DSL) and from there it works fine. We are under a different IP range because I'm using a static IP, but I don't see how it can be related.
Edit: Do you use a firewall or something like that? Could be one reason I think.
I've tried running with and without firewall and I don't see any difference. Also, as I've mentioned, I've tried from a browser on another computer behind the same IP (using NAT) and I also get the timeout there.
Its not working because BBT torrents posted on other sites are public keys which expire every month.
I've got a new torrent file from bakabt.com, and it looks to have the same hash as the one that I was running before, nonetheless I removed the old torrent and tried the new one - same effect. I don't see how this could be the problem as what I'm seeing is that I can't even get to the bakabt tracker and not that I get rejected.
the interesting thing is that the tracker IP is the same as the website IP, and I can get to the web site just fine - only the tracker port at 2710 is bloked for me, so I don't think its a block on the ISP level. Just for the heck of it I tried to run a service on port 2710 on one of my servers to see if my ISP will block access to it, and it works fine! As I don't believe that my ISP will issue a block for just one port on just one server (targetting BBT's tracker specifically), and there's no firewall issue, and pinging and tracerouting works fine - I have to conclude that there is a block for my IP (or IP range) in the BakaBT firewall. Who can I talk to to get this escalated to someone who knows how the BakaBT firewall is set up?