torrent client

Asked by marcos on 2008-08-28

hello everybody

I've been using ubuntu hardy for a while
now I want to download some files using bittorrent but I'm getting problems
this are the steps I did:
I opened transmission and checked if the ports were open.
I opened the ports and checked again, so far so good. ( I checked with )
I downloaded the torrent files and opened them with Transmission.
I let Transmission start the download, after 2 hours nothing has been downloaded.

Reboot PC with windows xp and started the same torrents with utorrent, after 30 min all the files were downloaded.
OK maybe transmission is not a good idea, I tried also deluge and even utorrent (using wine).
I had the same effect with all three clients.
It seems that the clients are not able to connect the tracker.
In deluge I see that the client is trying to connect the tracker but the connection gets refused. I waited an hour maybe the tracker is to busy but nothing happens.

I'm using a wireless connection to my router.
I also used the same ports in ubuntu as I have in windows (in windows it works)

By the way I also have opera installed.

Does anyone have an idea what it could be?

Thanks foe your support.

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kabads (adamc) said : #1

What is your network setup? You would need to open all the ports across a multiple router network. seems to only check the very first router, which in my case is my ADSL router. I have other routers, which also need ports forwarding to the particula machine that I use transmission with.

BTW, I think Transmission is good, and your tests show that the problem most probably doesn't lie with the client, but rather the network.

One other thing to consider, does your linux install have a firewall on the machine that you're trying to download from?

marcos (htpc) said : #2

Hello everybody

I found out the reason of this issue.
I installed a firewall software to try it.
Disabling the firewall blocks the traffic so I decided to try deinstalling the firewall software.
After deinstalling the firewall software everything worked as it should.
If there is a firewall software installed you must configure it the right way or deinstall it.
Only disabling the firewall will block the bittorrent traffic.


antonio manuel (ac26649) said : #3

If you have something free and close the doors, it's olso for Ubuntu filosofia, you have only a nice nothing.