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  1. #1

    BitTorrent setup

    Hi, guys,
    I'm trying to run BitTorrent on my FC 2 box. I've been trying both azureus and eDonkey but the connections are very slow (rarely up to 10KB/s). I'm using LAN at school. I was wondering if there's any configuration I need to do, like firewall, ports, etc. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.

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    how many are seeding?

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    say now I'm downloading a file that has 9 seeds. It runs with a speed of aorund 8kb/s. It says on the BitTorrent FAQ that
    However, you will get better speeds if you can accept incoming connections as well. To do this you must use the "port forwarding" feature of whatever is performing the NAT/gateway task. For example, if you have a cable or DSL connection and a router/switch/gateway/firewall, you will need to go into the configuration of this device and forward ports 6881-6889 to the local machine that will be using BitTorrent. If your device makes it hard to enter a range of ports (if you must enter each one separately), then you can just do the first 10 or so ports, or however many simultaneous clients you plan to ever have open. If more than one person behind such a gateway wishes to use BitTorrent, then each machine should use a different port range, and the gateway should be configured to forward each port range to the corresponding local machine.
    So how do I do that exactly on FC2? I'm currently using the RH firewall configuration tool. How am I to forward the incoming connections or do I even need to do that? Thanks.


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