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Iīve used BitTorrent for like 4 weeks now and 5 days ago it just stopped, it said it had problems connecting to the tracker. So I looked around and I ...
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    BitTorrent problem


    Iīve used BitTorrent for like 4 weeks now and 5 days ago it just stopped, it said it had problems connecting to the tracker. So I looked around and I found that the tracker would restore itself after a while but it has been 5 days now and it is still not working.

    I also tried BitTornado but itīs giving me the same problem. I even tried another torrent from gotwoot.net (Naruto episodes) and again I get the same thing.

    Does someone know whatīs going on?

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    Check the ports that bittorret uses (6881-6889) haven't been blocked.
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    thanks for the reply.

    this is what /sbin/iptables -L is giving me:

    Code:
    Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    RH-Firewall-1-INPUT  all  --  anywhere             anywhere
    
    Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            tcp dpts:6881:6999
    RH-Firewall-1-INPUT  all  --  anywhere             anywhere
    
    Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    
    Chain RH-Firewall-1-INPUT (2 references)
    target     prot opt source               destination
    ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere
    ACCEPT     icmp --  anywhere             anywhere            icmp any
    ACCEPT     ipv6-crypt--  anywhere             anywhere
    ACCEPT     ipv6-auth--  anywhere             anywhere
    ACCEPT     udp  --  anywhere             224.0.0.251         udp dpt:5353
    ACCEPT     udp  --  anywhere             anywhere            udp dpt:ipp
    ACCEPT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
    ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:ssh
    ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:http
    ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:ftp
    ACCEPT     tcp  --  anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:smtp
    REJECT     all  --  anywhere             anywhere            reject-with icmp-host-prohibited
    I see 6881 is open through 6999 and that should be correct cause I openend these to make BitTorrent work in the first place.

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    Hmm, strange, and I doubte your ISP would block BT. Your not behind a proxy I take it, who could have blocked the ports?
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    I've used Bit Torrent on my Windows XP machine for about 2 or so years now. There have been several torrent files that the tracker didn't work for. I dont know the reasoning behind it but sometimes the tracker just goes offline or something. It doesnt have anything to do with your set up though. I'm pretty sure of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    Hmm, strange, and I doubte your ISP would block BT. Your not behind a proxy I take it, who could have blocked the ports?
    Donīt know ..
    this computer is connected through a router..
    Hmm .. strange, my GTK-Gnutella is not working either..

    and FastZ...

    I know that trackers sometimes go offline and I already know why..

    and that sometimes they reconnect again..

    but now I canīt d/l anything.. not even when I try another tracker/torrent.

    The tracker restored itself again ..

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