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Old 12-08-2004, 02:30 AM   #1
al370601
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azureus


Hi,
I'm having a couple of problems with bittorrent under linux.
First off, azureus won't work. I had posted about this some weeks ago, and a solution could not be found. The error I get is:

StartSocket: passing startup args to already-running process.
java.net.SocketException: Invalid argument or cannot assign requested address

Now, my main problem is that with other bittorrent clients (I have tried bittornado and g3torrent), the client connects to very few peers, 30 at most. This usually results in slow downoad speeds, around 10KB. The most I've gotten is 30KB, when I get 64KB for the same torrents and the same clients under windows.
I think I have tried all the options for the clients, including minimum number of connections to keep alive and maximum number of connections to use. without success.
I believe it is not a connection problem, since I get 64KB while downloading updates with aptitude (or at least that's what it says).
I use debian sarge, and a custom compiled 2.6.8.1 kernel.
Are there any kernel compilation options that I must have enabled/disabled for bittorrent to work properly?
Are there any other reasons for my problems?

Thanks
 
Old 12-08-2004, 04:15 AM   #2
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what version of java do you have installed?

 
Old 12-08-2004, 04:29 AM   #3
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I just upgraded to J2SE1.5 (or J2SE 5.0 or whatever they are calling it). I previously had 1.4 something. Doesn't work with either version.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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I found 1.5 didn't like my linux unstall, Firefox wouldn't open when i installed it. Found myself reverting to 1.4 lastest build.

the latest version of azureus is 2.2.0.0
if that's what you have installed, and you upgraded recently, try reverting back to the previous version, if you haven't yet upgraded, then try that.

also, if you are not connectable with the clients you mention (Firewall settings blocking your sharing ports) that can result in a slower download despite what your max Download is. If you are using a firewall, you need to make sure that your ports are allowing you to be connectable.

If the tracker you use supports stats, if you get a port number on you when you look up the stats then you are connectable. if you get a -- for the port number, then you are not. Also using a port that is blacklisted will result in a slower download. i suggest using a port above 45000.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 01:23 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Junior41180
I found 1.5 didn't like my linux unstall, Firefox wouldn't open when i installed it. Found myself reverting to 1.4 lastest build.

the latest version of azureus is 2.2.0.0
if that's what you have installed, and you upgraded recently, try reverting back to the previous version, if you haven't yet upgraded, then try that.

also, if you are not connectable with the clients you mention (Firewall settings blocking your sharing ports) that can result in a slower download despite what your max Download is. If you are using a firewall, you need to make sure that your ports are allowing you to be connectable.

If the tracker you use supports stats, if you get a port number on you when you look up the stats then you are connectable. if you get a -- for the port number, then you are not. Also using a port that is blacklisted will result in a slower download. i suggest using a port above 45000.
Thanks, I'll try your suggestions. I'm not using a firewall, and trackers do show I'm connectable, but I'll try limiting the ports to those above 45000.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 06:14 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by al370601
Thanks, I'll try your suggestions. I'm not using a firewall, and trackers do show I'm connectable, but I'll try limiting the ports to those above 45000.
I learned this from a site i use daily. Some ISP's blacklist the following ports.


Direct Connect
411 - 413

Kazaa
1214

eDonkey
4662

Gnutella
6346 - 6347

WinMX
6699

BitTorrent
6881 - 6889
 
  


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