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Re: FC-1 firewall script for bittorrent



On Tue, 2004-06-15 at 03:27, Erik Espinoza wrote:
> Without unblocking the ports bittorrent will indeed work, as you can
> attest to. The problem is that by default your firewall will only
> allow ESTABLISHED connection to requests made by your IP. This means
> that people can't connect to your machine to request downloads. This
> also means that users can't directly upload to you, based on the
> trackers instructions.

Oh. Oh crap. No wonder I've always thought bittorrent seemed slower than
everyone else says.

> Long story short, you get less connections established for your
> transfer, which translate to much slower speeds. After I unblocked
> those ports on my system, my bt's went from an average of 4-10 to more
> like 15 to max download speed of my line.

Right.

Now, what interests me is if the gui version of
system-config-securitylevel is up to opening up ports 6881-6889? There's
a "Other ports: (1029:tcp)" entry box in the dialog, but it's not quite
clear what you are meant to put in there. I can add the lines you posted
by hand to /etc/sysconfig/iptables and do

sudo /sbin/service iptables restart

but it would be nice to know if this is just doable from the gui.

Thanks for clarifying that for me.

Best, Darren

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