I'm not trying to hijack the thread, but it seemed to fit in this convo.Peterkro said:You may want to try changing the listening port something in the 55000 range if you've forwarded your ports correctly and firewalls O.K. some trackers/isps have been known to block default ports for some reason.
You only need to forward one port. It should be the port number listed under:BurtonCCC said:Alright I do have a connection, except my smilies are all yellow and I'm running very slow rates for a cable modem, even though there are plenty of seeds. I just turned the OS X firewall on and the only thing that I have allowed are ports 6881-6999. Should there be anything else allowed like Network Time or any of that stuff? Thanks.
Did you open up the port in both the OS X firewall and the AirPort Express?BurtonCCC said:Okay now I have only the one port I need open. Should I be seeing green smilies now? And by the way, for whoever asked, I'm only using the OS X firewall and I guess my router is an AirPort Express.
He said he had yellow smilies. 90% if you have yellow and not green, its because ports are not correctly open. But yes you are correct in saying his ports may be open and he still many not get green smilies.zach said:the smilies have nothing to do with it. you can have all your ports open and still have a red smiley if the torrent is unseeded.
instead, open the Azureus configuration assistant and do a TCP listen check. if this returns okay, the ports are open, and anything else is bad seeding or the peers on the torrent not being "clever".