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Thread: How to open port for BT downloads using Transmission

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    How to open port for BT downloads using Transmission

    Transmission says my port is closed. If I google the problem, it just gives me advice on how to open a port in Windows OS. There's no firewall in Ubuntu 10.10 by default, right? There isn't any router used neither. I'm living in a dorm. I just plug the LAN cable in the box fixed to the wall. Hope you guys can help me out.

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    Re: How to open port for BT downloads using Transmission

    You have to open the port via iptables. As root, the command will look something like:
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    iptables -A INPUT -p protocol --dport port# -j ACCEPT
    You can find a primer on iptables here.

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    Re: How to open port for BT downloads using Transmission

    Quote Originally Posted by H3R3T1K View Post
    Transmission says my port is closed. If I google the problem, it just gives me advice on how to open a port in Windows OS. There's no firewall in Ubuntu 10.10 by default, right? There isn't any router used neither. I'm living in a dorm. I just plug the LAN cable in the box fixed to the wall. Hope you guys can help me out.

    Cheers
    I would imagine that it's being blocked by the campus gateway. Most academic institutes don't want their network becoming a torrent farm.

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    Re: How to open port for BT downloads using Transmission

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    I would imagine that it's being blocked by the campus gateway. Most academic institutes don't want their network becoming a torrent farm.
    Thats too bad, because it means we can't help him. I think the COC forbids help in trying to get around firewalls, like say China, corporate, campus.

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