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Old 08-13-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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Need help on torrents....


Hi there guys,
I hope someone will be able to help me on my problem.

I'm a newbie with Linux(Mandrake); previously i was using WinXP. I don't really know how o use Linux but i am learning. I just installed Mandrake on my machine... i can get most of the things to work except for Bittorrent or other torrent download manager.

Which is the best Torrent download manager to use in Linux? How do i install it?

Thanks alot.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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Azureus is(arguably) the most popular bittorrent client nowadays. It depends on Java and you'll find links to install the JRE in the download page.

There are a no. of other clients too. If you are familiar with the command line, you can just download the 'bittorrent' package through URPMI . then 'btdownloadcurses.py name.torrent' would download the torrent.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 10:48 PM   #3
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Hi

I've tried Azureus; but i couldn't seem to download anything... when i tried ttesting my "Listening port" which is by default 6881 i get NAT error. I didn't download the JRE tough because i think i have it when i install Mandrake. Thanks
 
Old 08-14-2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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Could someone help me with Azureus? I can't get it to work at all.... please.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 11:01 AM   #5
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Well, that probably means your firewall/router is blocking the port. You should configure it to either open or forward port 6881. If it's a router look into it's documentation on how it's done. If it's a firewall Mandrake probably has a nice GUI for it (it had one when I used it like a hundred years ago).
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:44 AM   #6
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I have tried opening the 6881port in my routher's "port forwarding" but it still doesn't download anything. When i run my "NAT/Firewall Test" it says "NAT error".... please help.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:49 AM   #7
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check out mandrake control center to see if you have the firewall turned on
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:56 AM   #8
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Done that... my Firewall is not active at all...
 
  


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