Anyone use Azureus?

Old Smuggler

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if you do can you walk me through opening up the proper ports?
i need to get something for a school project? thanks :)
 

Makosuke

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It's pretty easy; pick a port in Azureus' configuration menu (I forget what it defaults to, but I usually type in something random in the high-thousands for security's sake), then fire up System Preferences, go to Sharing, click the Firewall tab and (assuming the firewall is on) click the "New..." button. On the popup, select "Other" for the port type, type in the same port number you used in Azureus (twice; I forget if it uses UDP or TCP, but it won't hurt to do it on both), give it a name in the Description field, and click "ok". Then make sure it's checked in the list under Firewall, and you should be good to go.

This is assuming you're connected directly to the internet; if you have your own router, you need to forward that port to your computer specifically. How to do that is going to differ depending on what kind of router you have.
 

smitty330

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I dont know if anyone can help me but I use Azureus at home and download torrents all the time. But, at my college that I go to I simply can't use it I have tried different torrent programs and all sorts of different things. SO, I guess my question is does anyone know of a torrent downloader or a filesharing program that works on Campus'
 

Peterkro

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Go to portforward.com select your router and follow directions.
Having reread the post,change the port you use to something in the 45000 to 55000 range.(that is if your at a college they're probably blocking the default ports).
 

Sdashiki

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smitty330 said:
I dont know if anyone can help me but I use Azureus at home and download torrents all the time. But, at my college that I go to I simply can't use it I have tried different torrent programs and all sorts of different things. SO, I guess my question is does anyone know of a torrent downloader or a filesharing program that works on Campus'
if you are in a campus dorm, or other housing from the university/college they are pretty much obligated, being a govt body, to comply with the DCMA.

Meaning, they block almost ALL upload/sharing capabilities of the network users, and stifle/block apps they know to be P2P. Limewire, bit torrent etc etc, are most likely NOT going to work on that network.

if port forwarding doesnt work, there is NO work around.

get out of the dorms, the local cable company doesnt care (unless it does!)