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Author Topic: vasm firewall and bitTorrent  (Read 9084 times)

MarkGrieveson

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vasm firewall and bitTorrent
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:39:06 am »

Does vasm firewall allow bit-torrent to occur?  I ask because I have the vasm firewall running and tried unsuccessfully to download something via bitTorrent.  I got the following feedback (using aria2):
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vector:/~/dwhelper/bankdoc
mark:$ aria2c -T OhCanada.torrent

2014-02-21 12:22:48.294852 NOTICE - IPv4 DHT: listening to port 6901
2014-02-21 12:23:05.586112 NOTICE - IPv4 BitTorrent: listening to port 6925

2014-02-21 12:23:05.587370 ERROR - IPv6 BitTorrent: failed to bind port 6925
Exception: [SocketCore.cc:310] errorCode=1 Failed to bind a socket, cause: Name or service not known
 *** Download Progress Summary as of Fri Feb 21 12:23:49 2014 ***               
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[#1 SIZE:0B/700.6MiB(0%) CN:0 SEED:0 SPD:0Bs]
FILE: /home/mark/dwhelper/bankdoc/Oh.Canada-Our.Bought.and.Sold.Out.Land[2009][DvDrip.XVid]/Oh.Canada-Our.Bought.and.Sold.Out.Land[2009][DvDrip.XVid].avi (2more)
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It never began downloading.  I'm not sure if this is due to there not being any seeds, or if it's a problem with the firewall and ports on my end.  If the latter, then how can I rectify this?
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retired1af

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Re: vasm firewall and bitTorrent
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 09:43:09 am »

Most likely, you need to open the port in the firewall.
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: vasm firewall and bitTorrent
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 10:28:42 am »

Thanks for the response.  I was looking at the choices given by vasm (see screenshot).  Which one would I open?

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Re: vasm firewall and bitTorrent
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 11:36:44 am »

As far as I know, none of those options will open the necessary ports for Bit Torrent. You'll most likely need to set up a custom rule within the firewall settings itself.
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: vasm firewall and bitTorrent
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 12:24:50 pm »

It appears that the first torrent I was trying failed simply because there were no seeds.  I am now downloading another one which works well.  I suspect that I'm not uploading anything (IE, I'm not seeding the file myself for others) due to the firewall.  Or maybe I am.  I'm not sure.  Anyway, I am able to download torrents (with aria2) anyway.
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