Re: Bittorrent problem with Transmission



Note that I have NO problem with downloads - only uploads. I suspect that
my ISP is blocking lots of ports.

I have, in fact, been doing choose random port and that did not work. I
tried various ports and discovered they were all closed.

It is clear that it is not MY firewall that is the problem since
Transmission worked very well in both directions until the last 3 weeks or
so. I suspect my ISP is simply blocking ports but I am not sure how to
check this.

I also tried the web client and that, too, seemed not to work.

Lynn

On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 3:28 PM,  <lziegler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have this problem with bittorrent using Transmission.

I used to have no problems and it worked fine. However, it appears my
isp
has now blocked all the usual ports to allow me to share the torrented
files with others. Is there a way around this? Do I need to use another
app? Is there some way to tunnel through the usual ports and make it
work?
(Note: there is no problem with downloading, only uploading.)

Lynn

If you think your ISP is throttling bittorrent traffic, I do not
believe changing ports will help you.
You are going to have to activate protocol encryption.
Maybe you can start here:
http://torrentfreak.com/how-to-encrypt-bittorrent-traffic/
But first make sure you are not firewalled and if you are behind a NAT
router, make sure you are forwarding the correct port(s) to the
correct IP you are using.

HTH.
Cesar

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