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 From:  "Norman H. Azadian" <norman at azadian dot ch>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] azureus problem?
 Date:  Mon, 07 Mar 2005 22:13:22 +0100
If port 6969 has to be forwarded for BT, then how come the NAT wizard 
doesn't include a rule for it?  Besides that, how is it possible that I'm 
running more-or-less OK now without that port?

Norman H. Azadian    Taegerishalde 13    CH-3110 Muensingen    Switzerland
norman at azadian dot ch      tel: +41 31 721 7855      fax: +41 31 55 898 55

Mark Hesseltine wrote:
> Norman H. Azadian wrote:
>> I used the NAT wizard for Bit Torrent, then I went in and changed the 
>> default port range 6881-6889 to port 49999 that I've configured 
>> azureus for.  Now I'm finding that seeds are almost always blue 
>> instead of green. I'm not certain it's the firewall, but it does look 
>> like it.  Any ideas?
>> NHA
> While your incoming BitTorrent packets will come in on port 49999, you 
> also need to make a connection to the tracker. Most trackers run on TCP 
> port 6969, but you will find occasional trackers that run on oddball 
> ports as well. That may be your problem. I've run into that running a 
> Linux based firewall at home, and had to occasionally open a port to 
> connect to one oddball tracker, then close the hole when I was done with 
> that download.