Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#4930 closed Bug (invalid)

Transmission does not open ports in router if MiniDLNA is already running

Reported by: federicobt Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.51
Severity: Normal Keywords:


I have transmission set up to choose a random port and use UPnP to automatically forward that port in my router.

Some days ago I installed a DLNA server called MiniDLNA. It runs in port 8200 and it start when I turn the computer on, so whenever I start Transmission it is already running.

Now when I start transmission the port is still closed. I can confirm it in 3 ways:

  • downloads are slow
  • transmission says the port is closed
  • the router does not show any forwarded port in the administration page

If I stop minidlna and then restart Transmission, the ports are opened as expected. After that I can start minidlna and both work perfectly.

I did not see anything interesting in neither minidlna's log nor transmission's log.

Any clue on why upnp port forwarding might not work if there's a dlna server already running? Is it a router bug, a transmission bug or just a upnp protocol limitation?

  • Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits
  • Router TP-LINK WR340GD
  • MiniDLNA 1.1.0 (from this repo: ppa:stedy6/stedy-minidna)
  • Transmission 2.51 (13280)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Transmission uses miniupnp ( for port forwarding. You'll have better luck at their site.

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