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Thread: torrents and ports

  1. #1
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    torrents and ports

    hello, I almost fully switched to ubuntu but there is this little thing bugging me.

    whatever bittorrent client I use i always get the felling that the port i choose is never properly opened. when in fact it is.

    i'm behind a switch and I have a static ip on my pc set to 192.168.1.136 and i have the port 2xxxx (dont know if it is safe to tell) opened to that ip on my switch.

    so i set that same port on the client but in fact it never is opened.

    this is a problem with ubuntu cause in windows it works just fine.


    can you guys give me a hand? maybe i set the static ip wrong or something...

    oh btw, I'm no expert, not even close. so i would apreciate greatly if you could explain things thoroughly. you know, newb talk.

    thanks!

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    Re: torrents and ports

    by default , it should allow.. unless you are running firestarter or ufw??try this online port scanner to see if port is open http://www.t1shopper.com/tools/port-scanner/

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    Re: torrents and ports

    no. no firewall whatsoever. it says the port doesn't respond. i tried a scanner like this before and the result was the same, then i switched to my windows installation and the same website said the port was open.

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    Re: torrents and ports

    actually i just tried the port scanner website and the result is the same, no response.

    but when i use the embuted port scanner that uTorrent comes. the result is OK. port opened.

    in windows of course.
    Last edited by sway.jd; April 10th, 2009 at 11:56 AM.

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    Re: torrents and ports

    could you post the screenshot of the port forwarding page on your router.. and output of ifconfig from the terminal of ubuntu

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