[CentOS] Torrent tracker for CentOS v5.3 working properly?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Wed Apr 1 10:22:46 UTC 2009


Sorin Srbu wrote:
> Thanks for the info. Checked the tracker in my torrent-client, and it's the
> same as yours. Seems I have a possible firewall-issue on my hands here.
> OTOH, it's weird, as the one torrent works fine. Strange...
>
> Anyway, I've contacted the university-wide helpdesk for a possible solution.
>   

Torrent clients perform best if they can use a port which is reachable 
from outside.  it can be any port whatsoever, as the port your client is 
using is announced via the trackers. 

some torrent clients seem to require a different port for each torrent, 
while others can handle multiple torrents concurrently with a single 
port.  my favorite client is the MS Windows only uTorrent, 2nd favorite 
is the portable java based Azureus.  


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