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Thread: Port Forwarding

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    Port Forwarding

    Why am I having so much trouble port forwarding in Ubuntu? I am obviously doing something wrong but I just can't seem to figure it out.

    Under Windows I was successful port forwarding for uTorrent and I would like to do the same with Ubuntu. Now it doesn't have to be uTorrent; I am open to any torrent app as long as it is efficient. I've tried Transmission and uTorrent under Wine but failed.

    If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Are you behind a router, and attempting to forward the port to your system? Or are you directly connected to your modem, via ethernet?
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    Re: Port Forwarding

    did you install firestarter?

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Yes, I am behind a router which I have configured. Its a Linksys WRT54G.

    No, I don't believe I have activated any firewalls unless I did it accidentally.

    Thanks for the inquiries.

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    I am unable to connect to the router or the internet using the static IP.

    The same router settings work with the same static IP under Windows.

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Quote Originally Posted by nicnicman View Post
    Yes, I am behind a router which I have configured. Its a Linksys WRT54G.

    No, I don't believe I have activated any firewalls unless I did it accidentally.

    Thanks for the inquiries.
    you will need to configure your torrent program to use the ports you have forwarded in your router. also you should be sure that the ports are actually being forwarded to your machine, since most routers do forwarding by IP address. (If you IP address doesn't match what is setup in your router you'll need to change the IP address on the ubuntu machine to match the routers settings in order for it to work.)

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Is it possible that this is causing the problems

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ls/+bug/185854

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Quote Originally Posted by nicnicman View Post
    Is it possible that this is causing the problems

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ls/+bug/185854
    very possible since i see you are having a problem connecting to your gateway (missed that post) have you added auto eth0 to /etc/network/interfaces? It didn't click because when I set up my Hardy I manually edited /etc/network/interfaces as a matter of habit...

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    How do I add auto eth0?

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    Re: Port Forwarding

    Manually edit the /etc/network/interfaces file (or simply most the contents of the file).

    To edit

    gksu gedit /etc/network/interfaces

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