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Old 04-23-2014, 01:28 PM   #46
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You can have both (or many, many,) installed. I sometimes have a distro that automatically comes with a torrent downloading software like Ktorrent for example but have only use Vuze for many years. It also auto updates (helps with security) and if you whant more privacy it's a breeze to encrypt the stream. The options\preferences for it offer three choices: "Beginner," "Intermediate" or "Advanced." Can mosesclick the thumbnail to see mine. ;-)
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:01 PM   #47
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To: jamison20000e:

Thanx for your timely reply. Ok, I was looking at ktorrent just before I came here. Funny, when you open the UbuntuSoftwareCenter, you find Qtorrent/Ktorrent and Vuze all have a "better" rating than TransmissionBitTorrent. Here's the problem I'm having w/TBT. Now, all of the sudden, no torrents will open...they just stay in the "idle" mode. Next, I've been told I need to port forward, yet when I ask about "how to" and have posted a 'command" SUPPOSEDLY to accomplish port-forwarding, I've gotten no response. I've been to MANY, MANY forums seeking the definitive answer to this dilema, and must confess, they have been either far too long and/or very confusing/contradictory. So, Ktorrent has beginner's/intermediate plaforms to run in? Yet, you run Vuze and are (it seems) quite attached to and satisfied with it. Could you explain why? Would you suggest it for me? I'll tell you, I'm somewhat of a newbie to bitorrents and,really, could use all the help I can get.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:35 PM   #48
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Linux is freedom and freedom is work. I'm no guru so I tend to get frustrated if a problem takes too long and I still can't fix it I personally move onto another solution e.g: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...orrent_clients
With Linuces you can't try them all at once to find your favorite but separately (for the most part:) run it live, install them for awhile, virtual machines,,,; but, with bittorent software you can have ten+ installed and try them all to decide.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 11:49 AM   #49
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Afternoon jamison20000e:

Thanx for the attachment. Seems, just by looking at the thumbnail, it's (Vuze) fairly simple/straightforward. I'm going to ask if you've had to configure "open" ports?. I believe that's what's causing my problem. I would prefer addressing this problem w/TBT before I would move on to another client. Reason being, why 'take the problem with me"! Thank You for the info and the prompt response!
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Can you provide help or information with "port forwarding? The reading I've done is either far too lengthy or is downright confusing. I'm sure there are a few SIMPLE commands that can execute to achieve my goal. In other words; it can't be as complicated as some of the tutorials/help forums have indicated. [HP2000-210us Ubuntu12.04 Transmission (TBT]
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:05 PM   #50
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Hi. For the most part my networking skills end at connecting ( and googling for help) and I can almost remember having issues with magnetic links some long time ago with other apps, perhaps how I found Vuze it's always just worked out of the box although in the early days I did have to install java one time to get it started.
 
Old 04-25-2014, 11:50 AM   #51
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hey jamison:

OK, fair enough. See, I ask questions, people answer, and I learn a bit more. Before I switch to another client, I'd really like to get the problem remedied as I feel it could only help me later on down the line. Yes, seems it may be in my best interest to get another client. With what you've told me, it may solve the problem. Let me ask: do you use magnets? Reason I ask is TPB (piratebay) is moving to magnets almost exclusively. I'm sure others will soon follow suit as it's in their best interests. So, may as well TRY to get my problem 'fixed" before moving on, thereby learning and hopefully avoiding the same problem in the future. Appreciate all your help!!
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:42 PM   #52
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http://lifehacker.com/5875899/what-a...nload-torrents
http://www.vuze.com/about-torrents/magnet-links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet_URI_scheme

I'd guess that 95% of my downloads are magnetic, I also set Vuze to only use Tor, https://www.torproject.org/ (not that I'd download *buntu but if I did it would be anonymous for the most part.)

Port forwarding looks heavy to me too, (but I've gotten good at searching) these may help:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Awww.tran...ort+forwarding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_forwarding
as far as lengthens goes it's now where as bad as a doctorate in computer science whould be.
 
Old 04-26-2014, 04:36 AM   #53
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http://www.vuze.com/download.php (you may have to click the orange box at the link from my last post to have it detect you need the Linux download(?)) extract Vuze folder run Vuze from in side, then when it's running click "File" from menu then "Open" then "URL, Magnet or Hash..." and paste the magnetic link...
I know youre just trying to help, but really, is even posting a link to the manual d/l for vuse a good idea with this thread?

Vuse is in the ubuntu repos, a manual d/l is just making things harder. IMO even going into torrent client vs torrent client isnt a great idea in this situation, while you might perfer vuse transmission should work about as well....

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You can have both (or many, many,) installed. I sometimes have a distro that automatically comes with a torrent downloading software like Ktorrent for example but have only use Vuze for many years. It also auto updates (helps with security) and if you whant more privacy it's a breeze to encrypt the stream. The options\preferences for it offer three choices: "Beginner," "Intermediate" or "Advanced." Can mosesclick the thumbnail to see mine. ;-)
Opinions on encryption with torrenting varies. IMO dont bother....but IMO dont bother with 'pirate'/copyright infringing torrents. 'Piracy' is the major reason why people encrypt torrents, but its not going to do much if anything to avoid legal issues. In most cases, yuo can get your copyrighted material somewhere else with less risk.

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Can you provide help or information with "port forwarding? The reading I've done is either far too lengthy or is downright confusing. I'm sure there are a few SIMPLE commands that can execute to achieve my goal. In other words; it can't be as complicated as some of the tutorials/help forums have indicated. [HP2000-210us Ubuntu12.04 Transmission (TBT]
I sometimes wonder why I bother, as I've said all this before.....

There might be 'simple commands' to port forward, there might not be. Post #35.

List your modem/router, and myself or someone else will link you to the correct page on portfoward.com. Post #30.

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Port forwarding looks heavy to me too, (but I've gotten good at searching) these may help:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Awww.tran...ort+forwarding
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_forwarding
Its actually really easy if you find the right site. Even if you dont find the right website, its still not that hard to figure out if you can get into your modem/router, you are familiar with routers/modems and spend a few minutes looking around.
 
Old 04-26-2014, 10:04 AM   #54
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jamison & casecade:

Thanks for replying. jamison: Cannot 'open/read" what it in "orange attachment". Will check the links you cited.
cascade: care to elaborate on the ones I HAVE posted? Gentlemen: PLEASE, I've been at this far too long and I really do not believe the process is so involved. I'll just keep reading 'tutorials" until I get comfortable with the content. All I wanted was direct answer(s) to "how/why to port forward. THANK YOU both for your contributions, but I'm no further along than when I started this post. Have a Good Weekend:
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:32 AM   #55
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... Vuse is in the ubuntu repos, a manual d/l is just making things harder. IMO even going into torrent client vs torrent client isnt a great idea in this situation, while you might perfer vuse transmission should work about as well....
I did not think to mention trying the package-manager (PM) version, thank you. Probably because it doesn't work or as well for me, most of the time, and many times it lags on version numbers where as Vuze does update itself on starting it (it may from the PM versions now a days too haven't tried for a while) but how is learning to extract a folder and double clicking Vuze hard and then maybe even how to move its folder to /opt and use it there or then maybe even soft linking it to /usr/bin, IMHO and experience it's all easier than many networking issues?

Add: or you could pay to be shepherded... I kinda like the computer science idea more tho.

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Old 04-26-2014, 05:17 PM   #56
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jamison:

Cannot open/read whatever is in 'orange" READ. I said this earlier but you must've overlooked it. OK, I'll check out Vuze and Qtorrent/Ktorrent.
Later:
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:14 AM   #57
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cascade: care to elaborate on the ones I HAVE posted?
I have, just you dont read what I'm posting.

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Gentlemen: PLEASE, I've been at this far too long and I really do not believe the process is so involved. I'll just keep reading 'tutorials" until I get comfortable with the content. All I wanted was direct answer(s) to "how/why to port forward. THANK YOU both for your contributions, but I'm no further along than when I started this post.
One last time- there is no single method for how to port forward.

As for why port foward, that varies, but its most often to avoid router/modem firewalls.

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Probably because it doesn't work or as well for me, most of the time, and many times it lags on version numbers where as Vuze does update itself on starting it (it may from the PM versions now a days too haven't tried for a while)
Minor differences in version number wont matter much for most users.

'Better for me', OK, but surely its better to not confuse the issue with 'get this torrent client' when the OP seems to get sidetracked so fast?

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but how is learning to extract a folder and double clicking Vuze hard and then maybe even how to move its folder to /opt and use it there or then maybe even soft linking it to /usr/bin, IMHO and experience it's all easier than many networking issues?
Depends. Personally, I find port fowarding rather simple and fast, for me its a lot easier than doing a manual install of software linux distros.

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Old 04-27-2014, 08:20 AM   #58
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Morning cascade9:

Went back over some of the replies. and I beg to differ, I cannot see where you've specifically addressed a comment on the 'commands" I posted for inquiry.(?) Been going over the "links" posted for me to read. Some very helpful. Wonder why I haven't come across some of them in my searches? Guess it would pay to use different search engines.(?) I agree there can be different ways to "skin-a-cat", still, I stand by my statement of "keep it simple". Thus what I'm finding is, some are making it far more complicated than it actually is. You've said as much yourself. I am still in the 'middle" of the debate as whether or not to 'port forward". That debate, I'm finding, is shaping up to be, more or less, of personal opinion. OK! I asked and I received. OK! In post #53, you stated "Its actually really easy if you find the right site. Even if you dont find the right website, its still not that hard to figure out if you can get into your modem/router, you are familiar with routers/modems and spend a few minutes looking around." This is exactly what I've been trying to accomplish. THANK YOU! Now, I'm seeking that site. Getting more of a understanding as I read the content of all these sites/posts. So, I'll ask, WHAT SITE (in your opinion) would YOU use? BTW, I'll soon be moving to either LinuxMint 16 or Pinguy 13.10. Geeezus, I hope these problems don't follow!!!!!!!! THANK YOU.
Rick
 
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You do need to look at the modem/router in use at YOUR site.. Please look at your routers manufacture information for forwarding. Several members have suggested looking at your modem/router in use. No where in this thread have I seen your modem/router linked.

I did read the entire thread and members have been trying to help you without having requested information from you. When referencing anything, please provide a link to that material, video or whatever so we can provide help by diagnosing the referenced material to see if the problem is there.

Tone throughout this thread has been troubling to me. You are reaching out to fellow LQ members for help in diagnosing issues or information to help towards a solution. Please realize that textual replies do not always represent true verbiage of content intended. LQ is a world community therefore content of replies can be translated thus creating issues for member intercommunication.

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Went back over some of the replies. and I beg to differ, I cannot see where you've specifically addressed a comment on the 'commands" I posted for inquiry.(?)
You mean this? (post #41)

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I came across this [sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --(port#) -j ACCEPT]. Could this be what I'm looking for?
Which is the same command as listed by timl in post #17. Its just a command to open the ports in IPtables the linux kernel firewall.

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The following commands open the port and restart iptables. After typing this you should find your port is open:
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Which is typical of 'firewalled' torrents.....while its possible your blocked by an OS firewall, I doubt it, if that was the case you shouldnt connect at all.
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I am still in the 'middle" of the debate as whether or not to 'port forward". That debate, I'm finding, is shaping up to be, more or less, of personal opinion.
If you're blocked, and its not the OS firewall, its either the local modem/router/firewall, or a remote router/firewall. You cant do anything about remote routers/firewalls, so all your left with is to try changing the settings on your router/modem.

I'd guess you've made it a lot harder for yourself because some people will use linux boxxen as routers/firewalls, and if thats the case often (always? I dont know) need to manually set port forwarding in the linux boxxen acting as a router. But that does not aply in your case....
 
  


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