Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of MovedToGitHub/SlowSpeeds


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Feb 18, 2009, 3:37:41 PM (13 years ago)
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charles
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    7474 peers, but they can't call you.
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    76  Some people leave their port closed because they reason that dialing
    77  out is enough.  Other people assume that BitTorrent won't work with a
    78  closed port, and overreact.  The truth is in the middle -- you ''can''
    79  get by with a closed port, but on average you'll get much faster speeds
    80  if peers can connect to you.
     76 Many people don't want to mess with their firewall and/or router, so they
     77 decide that dialing out is good enough and leave their port closed.
     78 Other people panic and worry too much about getting their port open
     79 even if they have a troublesome router.
     80 The truth is in the middle -- you ''can'' get by with a closed port,
     81 but on average you'll get much faster speeds if peers can connect to you.
    8182
    82  For example, peers that join the swarm ''after'' you will know about you
    83  (because they got your address from the tracker) but you won't know about them.
    84  They'll try to connect to you, but if you're not reachable, they'll take their
    85  business elsewhere.
    86 
    87  Fixing a closed port is possibly the most frustrating task in Bittorrent:
    88  It often involves tweaking your firewall, your router, and your router's
    89  firewall.  The good news is that the Transmission wiki has two pages
    90  dedicated to this topic: the [PortForwardingGuide Port Forwarding Guide]
     83 Opening a closed port is often the most frustrating task in Bittorrent.
     84 The good news is that the Transmission wiki has two pages dedicated to this topic:
     85 the [PortForwardingGuide Port Forwarding Guide]
    9186 and the [PortClosed Why is my port closed] page.
    92 
    9387
    9488 You can also test your port status