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Old 07-15-2004, 09:17 PM   #1
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Connecting in gtk-gnutella

I've downloaded, configured, and installed gtk-gnutella. When I run it, it loads up fine but won't connect. It'll keep trying and trying but no success. An Icon in the top right corner says that it thinks I'm firewalled, so, I disabled my firewall, then restarted gtk-gnutella, but I have the same problem.

Does anyone know what I can do? I don't really want to disable the firewall for obvious safety reasons, but I'm open minded here. Any suggestions at all? Thanks in advance.
Old 07-16-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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which version have u got
Old 07-16-2004, 07:09 PM   #3
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which version have u got
yeah, version is important, because afaik, a certain (older) version was banned from the gnutella network owing to an unintentional bug resulting in hammering of the network. i use 0.92 stable, which itself is a year or so old, and ripe for upgrade (i've read somewhere that versions older than a year or so old are automatically excluded from connecting by gnutella itself - can anyone verify this? i'm still able to connect ok at the moment!)

anyway, assuming you've got an up-to-date version, gtk-gnutella will work nicely with a firewall, but you may have to explicitly open the gnutella port (6436 - and check the settings in the client) on your firewall.

be aware also, that on first start-up, gtk-gnutella will need some time to search out and cache available clients - this can take quite a while; however, you should see at least some activity during this time....

i think you're right to be cautious of disabling your firewall - particularly if you're on a broadband connection....
Old 07-16-2004, 08:23 PM   #4
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Is your problem that most connections fail, or that you can't get a connection at all? The first is normal behavior, IIRC.
Old 07-17-2004, 01:13 PM   #5
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Thank you all very much fot the replies!

I get messages like:

Hello sent
Connection failed or
Timeout or
HELLO reply error 503 (Service unavailable) or
Failed (Input exception) <--------- I've only seen this one once

I am using version 0.93.4 stable. Should I try another version?

I've now been up for 40 min, I had one connection, but then lost it. That's the first connection I've ever had with the program.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and thanks again!
Old 02-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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I've installed the newer version (0.97.1) and works finely


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