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Old 02-01-2007, 07:07 AM   #1
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Guarddog and Bittorrent

I am using Vector 5.8std Linux. I have recently been disenchanted with the level of control that VL's firewall GUI gives over the firewall so wanted to try out something else. I installed Guarddog and am very impressed, ease of use with a level of control that suits my level of ability.

The only problem I have found is that with Guarddog running I can't access a bittorrent tracker. I have the Bittorrent peer and Bittorrent tracker protocols checked in the Internet zone. I know the tracker is working because when the firewall is down I can access it. I know I am using a port in Guarddog's range as I have checked the ports I use against the Port Reference tab.

Anyone with any ideas what else I can try to get Bittorrent to work through Guarddog?

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Can you enable UPnP in Guarddog? I'm not very big into Bittorrent, but think I've read need to enable UPnP.
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Try going to Advanced and adding a protocol for the bittorrent app you are using.

I use ktorrent and had to add port 6881 udp in order to get it working. Then go to Protocol user defined and make sure it is set to Allowed.


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