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bgaidan
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Problems opening ports for Torrent downloads

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Is there a how to guide or anything out there on how to properly open and forward ports....for something like a Torrent client?

 

 

I thought I was doing everything right, but I still can't get my client to connect to any trackers.

 

This is what I've done so far:

 

Added a new protocol for bit torrent with the following ports that my client uses:

TCP Any -> 6881-6891 UDP Any -> 6881-6891

 

Forwarded that protocol to the static IP of the machine running the client on the network.

 

 

I thought that's everything it would take to make it work, but no luck.    I did the same thing with ftp and http for a filer server I use and it all works great.

 

 

Any tips?

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Re: Problems opening ports for Torrent downloads

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If UPnP is enabled in the router, disable that in the router.

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If:

#1 You are sure that your torrent client is running,

#2 You are forwarding the same IP as the web server/FTP server.

#3 The port is stealth/time out/filtered on any of these port checkers....

grc.com shields up

http://www.dyndns.com/support/tools/openport.html

http://www.whatsmyip.org/ports/

http://www.canyouseeme.org/

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....then the ISP may be blocking that port.

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Re: Problems opening ports for Torrent downloads

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Same user as first post...for some reason I couldn't login under my original name.

 

 

I disabled UPnP.

 

 

The setup I'm using is rather simple.   I have a single NAS box that runs a web server, ftp server and a torrent client.

 

I currently have the following ports forwarded  to the IP of the NAS:

80 -> Web

5000->web control panel

6999-7021 ->torrent

 

Ports 80 and 5000 work perfectly.  I can access them from anywhere.

 

I can not seem to get any other ports to open for the torrent client.  I've tried several different ranges.

 

This is what my forwarding screen looks like:

 

 

 

http://i39.tinypic.com/16hut7n.jpg

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Re: Problems opening ports for Torrent downloads

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Ok.

I do not know how the torrent client in the single NAS box works, but I would think - Do the following:

#1 Rule number 1 (with 127.0.0.1) leave alone.

#2 Delete rule numbers 2, 3, and 4.

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Most likely the ISP is blocking that ports if ports 6999-7021 show up as..

..stealth on grc.com shields up

..Connection timed out on:

http://www.canyouseeme.org/

http://www.whatsmyip.org/ports/

http://www.dyndns.com/support/tools/openport.html

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If closed / connection refused, that has a different meaning...

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I get the following when I test the port 7010:

 

An attempted connection to 173.74.XX.XXX:7010 was refused. This typically indicates that there are no services available on that port, but that it is NOT being blocked by a firewall or your ISP.

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You are very close to allowing users to connect to you, because this is my understanding of the status of ports.

#1 A port will be stealthed / time out / filtered if something is blocking that port.

#2 A port will be closed / connection refused if nothing is blocking that port and the server is not listening.

#3 A port will be opened / success if nothing is blocking that port and the server is running.

Here are example(s), of what I mean...

#1 Stealth / time out / filtered

http://i42.tinypic.com/qo8w9j.jpg

#2 Closed / refused

http://i40.tinypic.com/2wp82e9.jpg

#3 Open / success

http://i42.tinypic.com/vdis8o.jpg

-> You need to start the server for the port to be open. -

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If need be: It would help to know more about this single NAS box that runs a web server, ftp server and a torrent client.

Like, the brand and model of it..

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Re: Problems opening ports for Torrent downloads

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The NAS is a Synology CS407.

 

There's no firewall on the NAS itself and it is connected directly to the router.  The only settings on the NAS are for the designation of the port range for the Torrent app.   I've tried several different ranges all with the same result.

 

 

I'm lost at this point.   I used to use a simple Linksys with ddWRT firmware and was able to get it working with no problems at all.

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I found the user guide (Based on firmware: DSM 2.1-0820) for this NAS...

http://www.synology.com/support/download.php?lang=enu&m=CS407

..and I looked it over. On page 51 PDF format (or in print).

#1 Download station is enabled (applications -> download station) ?

#2 You do have the download redirector installed on your computer?

#3 If you have the download station enabled, show a screen shot of that screen..
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Re: Problems opening ports for Torrent downloads

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Sure:

 

Here's the control panel page showing it enabled:

http://tinypic.com/r/2zh0h2a/5

 

and here's the download manager settings:
http://tinypic.com/r/2ltlpgw/5

 

 

 

Like I said, I had this exact setup working flawlessly with a Linksys WRT router connected to one of Time Warner's modems.  There's something different with the FIOS modem that's not letting it through.

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Ok, I have to wonder if this router has a small NAT table...

See as need be:

http://www.verizonfioswiki.com/index.php/Using_Your_Own_Router

and or

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/16077

All DSLR (dslreports.com) FAQs » Verizon Online FiOS FAQ » Networking » What are the tradeoffs between the various router configurations

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