Just can't get seeding port to open...

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Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by RienP » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:07 am

Because Transmission kept telling me the port it used was closed, despite using UPnP in both Transmission and my ZTE Speedport router, I figured I'd try to open it manually. So I told Transmission to stick to port 60000 all the time, I gave my PC a fixed IP address (192.168.1.7), I made an exception in UFW for port 60000 in both directions, and I port forwarded 60000 in my router (allowing WAN range 0.0.0.0.~0.0.0.0. access to 192.168.1.7:60000). Yet the port is still closed.

So I tried something reckless for a minute and disabled the firewall completely, both in Linux and in my router, and in the router I also switched DMZ on. This would, as far as I know, open the system wide. Yet the port was still closed.

I also checked with Deluge and online port scanners, but the only thing I ever get is that the port is closed. No matter what.

I give up. Anybody?

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Re: Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by JeremyB » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:23 am

Is your ISP blocking that port?

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Re: Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by RienP » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:43 am

A quick Google search doesn't find any proof for that. If my ISP is blocking it then they're blocking everything over 40000. I tried other numbers before 60000. Is there a way to find out if they are?

And if they do block, can I use a port they wouldn't normally block instead? Like a port that's assigned to FIDOnet or something?
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Re: Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by JeremyB » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:44 am

If you are sure your firewall and router aren't blocking it, what else is there?

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Re: Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by RienP » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:49 am

My question exactly. Maybe something deep in the bowels of Mint? Mind you, I'm clutching at straws here.

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Re: Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by JeremyB » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:54 am

Disable ufw and see if something wasn't correct

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Re: Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by catweazel » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:01 am

RienP wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:43 am
Is there a way to find out if they are?
I usually find that asking the ISP works.
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Re: Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by RienP » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:28 am

Then you've never called a Greek ISP's Help Line. Seriously, they are utterly useless. "Have you tried turning it off and on again" is about as far as they get.

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Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by emc » Sun May 19, 2019 5:52 am

Please take into consideration that these people usually do not relate with technology matters. They are hired because it is cheaper for ISP companies. They are given a small manual with possible questions that people ask and that's it. If a more sophisticated question comes up, they try to route the conversation towards an already existing answer from the sheet. Greek here!

Happy troubleshooting by yourself!
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Re: Just can't get seeding port to open...

Post by jchelpau » Sun May 19, 2019 6:08 am

Try forwarding port 443 or some video game port. It could be that your ISP is blocking ports.
Alternatively it could be that your ISP has given you a private address and you're behind CG-NAT.

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