Re: btdownloadgui failed due to firewall
On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 20:27:35 +0100
Dominic Hargreaves <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:05:03PM +0530, naths wrote:
> > I failed to download by "btdownloadgui --responsefile ***.torrent".
> > Rarely it works and do necessary download very slowly.
> > Most time it waits [ not exit with error].
> > I have simple firewall rule [ as per Rusty Russel ].
> > I found psad-alart says "P2P BitTorrent communication attempt" as
> > classtype: policy-violation with "iptables chain: INPUT (prefix
> > "Dropping:"), 1 packets" .
> > It is good to get the download as *.iso file whereas in windows
> > I download as *.daa with no problem.
> > What is solution
> The bittorrent protocol relies on being able to make incoming connections
It's not really correct to say that it 'relies on being able to make
incoming connections'; it'll run without them, but won't do as well.
> You can probably change the port, and you may which to use a range
> (for example 6881..6890) to allow multiple torrents running
Multiple ports are only necessary for running multiple clients (or
instances of the same client); one client can run multiple torrents out
of the same port.
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