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    I was wondering if torrents and torrent programs don't work as well in Linux compared to Windows.

    I have used them in the past but all of a sudden, nothing would work in my Kubuntu install. Absolutely nothing would start. I tried different configurations, settings, but nothing. I left it alone and rebooted and started up XP. I installed Azureus and I didn't do nothing else. I didn't even configure Azureus and left the router settings.

    I was able to start a download. I am wondering what is going on.

    I've used KTorrent (default) and Azureus before.

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    I use KTorrent to download all my Linux distributions and also upload them without any configuration. You say that nothing works but what do you mean by this? Does the program open? Do you get any upload/download speeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieren View Post
    I use KTorrent to download all my Linux distributions and also upload them without any configuration. You say that nothing works but what do you mean by this? Does the program open? Do you get any upload/download speeds?
    It was working before but all of a sudden, nothing. Nothing would start downloading. The program opens, it's fine but that's it.

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    Do you get a "Stalled" message on the status column?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieren View Post
    Do you get a "Stalled" message on the status column?
    Yep. But, when I try the same file in Windows, it starts pretty quick.

    I was using KTorrent in Linux and Azureus in Windows but it shouldn't make a difference on the application, I figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penguin2 View Post
    Yep. But, when I try the same file in Windows, it starts pretty quick.

    I was using KTorrent in Linux and Azureus in Windows but it shouldn't make a difference on the application, I figure.
    There are two things that might be the cause, both are configuration issues.

    • You may not have the correct port forwarded for Ktorrent on your router
    • If you're using a certain tracker that ye might be findin' on the high seas, bear in mind that their tracker is dead now. In Ktorrent at least you need to manually repoint to another tracker.


    If you pop open the tracker tab at the bottom, just uncheck the offending tracker.

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    i think the defaults for these apps set it to use nat-pmp or u-pnp for automatic port forwarding, but i've never had good luck with that

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