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Old 11-07-2004, 11:35 PM   #1
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How do you get bittorrent to work??? *Wont Connect to Torrent*


Well i got bittorrent program to work, but when i try to connect to a torrent file it stays red the whole time, says that i'm not connected to any peer while downloading, it has that for all three of the different downloads that i'm trying to connect to. thanks for any help to which i could solve my problem

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Old 11-08-2004, 12:08 AM   #2
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Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but Azureus is a great client:
http://azureus.sourceforge.net/howto_linux.php
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:26 AM   #3
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sweet thanks, that all worked
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:53 AM   #4
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i'm at www.bittornado.com/ and my status light is yellow that says my server port is being blocked... how do i fix this? i have ports 6681-6889 open
 
Old 11-08-2004, 06:51 AM   #5
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Azureus is great because of it multiplatform java base - i like it because you can specify which files in the torrent you can donwload - however seemed quite slow on a celeron 533 with 512RAM - Go suprnova it!
 
Old 11-08-2004, 01:26 PM   #6
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um how is that suppose to help? you just stated your opinion...
 
Old 11-15-2004, 04:06 PM   #7
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sorry it was my opinion not a fix your right, but i thought you'd fixed it?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 09:40 PM   #8
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i can open azuerus up, but it wont connect to any peers... is there something i have to configure on linux so i can download from bittorrent
 
Old 11-15-2004, 09:55 PM   #9
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Are you behind a router/firewall? You need to forward certain ports for bittorrent to work.

And while we're on it, I reckon Qtorrent is a great client because it's just so basic. Who needs features when what you have does it's job and well?
 
Old 11-15-2004, 09:56 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by gbdavidx
i have ports 6681-6889 open
i actually have 6881-6889 open, are those the ports your talking about?

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Old 11-15-2004, 10:02 PM   #11
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You need to have tcp and udp open, in other words inbound as well as outbound. If you use mandrake, just open up the firewall with drakfirewall.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 10:08 PM   #12
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i use slackware 10.0 with kde 3.2
 
Old 01-04-2007, 06:24 PM   #13
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Same problem with Frostwire

I'm running PCLinux and I'm wondering if it's a firewall issue where I can't connect to either of these prgromas.

Both say Starting connection/starting up... But they just sit there.

I went under security in the control panel and it is set to allow everything.

What's up??
 
  


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