utorrent port connection problem

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  1. windels macrumors regular

    windels

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    hi,

    recently a began to have some sort of connection problem with utorrent. it still is able to download but it seems to have trouble connectiong proparly, and thus only reaches slow speeds. the wierd thing is it went back to normal when I turned the firewall to accept every incoming connection; but that only worked for like a minute or so. so I try something new, i shut down little snitch, problem solved for about ten seconds, then it turned red again. any ideas?

    thanks , Sam

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    edit: the 27 kb realy is a peakmoment, it always does that, and than it falls back to two or something like that.
     

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Your ISP (internet service provider) may have blocks in place that watch for torrent traffic and block it. You may want to check their terms of service (TOS) or give them a call. They may block it or cause the speed to be slow like you're experiencing. Do you have another computer that you could try with (mac or Windows)?
     
  3. windels thread starter macrumors regular

    windels

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    can't be my ISP , I have the problem every where I log on the internet. at home and when i'm at a friends place. and also, my internet speed while browsing is just fine

    iss there an ap that can check wether my ports are open or not?

    or a website? or some kind of app that could check for portproblems?
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you have too much torrent traffic your ISP cuts your TORRENT PORT off. This is what's happening.

    Randomize port during launch will help. Vuze allows encryption which may get around the block. Torrents have a specific signature so even if you encrypt it's easy to figure out if the user is torrenting. Actually BUYING what you are torrenting might help.


    2 places, at home and at friend's place is not "everywhere".
    And if you go to someone's place, and abuse it with bit torrent, it will be blocked there too.
     
  5. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    my friends download speeds are just fine... and it ain't that i never buy something, i just occassionly download something.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    From Terminal you can use the following command.
    Code:
    netstat -an | grep 'LISTEN'
    It may take several minutes to complete. This will show ports that are listening for connections.
     
  7. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    Last login: Fri Mar 13 15:49:05 on console
    macbook-pro-van-sam-windels:~ samwindels$ netstat -an | grep 'LISTEN'
    tcp4 0 0 *.51413 *.* LISTEN
    tcp6 0 0 *.51413 *.* LISTEN
    tcp4 0 0 *.88 *.* LISTEN
    tcp6 0 0 *.88 *.* LISTEN
    tcp4 0 0 *.631 *.* LISTEN
    tcp6 0 0 *.631 *.* LISTEN
    tcp4 0 0 *.445 *.* LISTEN
    tcp4 0 0 *.139 *.* LISTEN
    tcp4 0 0 127.0.0.1.123 *.* LISTEN
    tcp6 0 0 ::1.631 *.* LISTEN
    tcp4 0 0 *.515 *.* LISTEN
    tcp6 0 0 *.515 *.* LISTEN


    is this a normal outcome? sorry but i dont know anything about this
     
  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Looks pretty normal. Each person will get at least some differences.

    51413 - often for torrents.
    88 - Kerberos
    631 - Internet Printing Protocol
    445 - SMB over IP
    139 - NetBIOS Session (TCP), Windows File and Printer Sharing
    123 - Network Time Protocol (?)
    515 - printer.'spooler, spooler (lpd)'
     
  9. james-thescalie macrumors member

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    Isnt discussing torrents and stuff kind of wrong on these forums.

    But ah well try transmission. google it. I had the same problem then i switched to that and never looked back hah
     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    The OP mentioned trying Transmission, though it looks like that got lost during thread merge. Discussing torrents is fine as it has legitimate uses. I use it for downloading OpenOffice and Linux distributions. Just can discuss illegal uses of it. The discussion as of yet is simply performance and networking based.
     
  11. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    could having the mac os firewall turned on, and having little snitch running , cause any trouble?
     
  12. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Looking at your firewall settings, you're blocking everything except Apple's select services. The apps in that list only apply if you select the last option.
     
  13. windels thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea, I already tried every setting, but none of em work. so now it stands at accepting all incoming connections
    still no use
     
  14. windels thread starter macrumors regular

    windels

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    at the moment , I seem to have solved my problem. after unistaling ,some files of little snitch had remained. tracked them in the finder , removed them. and at the moment, all ports listen.

    thanks for all your help you guys, and taking your time. learing more about mac osx each day

    kind regards, Sam
     

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