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Since I'm broke, I like to give back to the Linux community by seeding the open source distributions like ClearOS and the newest Ubuntu. I setup an old Mobile Pentium 4 laptop to seed Linux distros and over 48 hours it hasn't uploaded anything, I figured this is because of my ClearOS box and its firewall. So i found out the port that bittorrent is using and i added it to the exception for incoming connections and selected "Gnutella" for the Standard Services. I'm still getting that yellow triangle that says "No incoming connections" am I doing something wrong? I'm a noob/novice when it comes to Linux
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Is the port forwarded in your router/modem?
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I just had my router accept incoming connections from that port and my whole network freaked out when I did that. How would I go about forwarding that port?
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one thing you could try instead of using port forwarding is assign the laptop a private static IP and place it outside the routers FW in the DMZ of the router. worth a try and easier than using port forwarding smile.gif
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Only bad part about doing that is, it is less secure for that machine.
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one thing you could try instead of using port forwarding is assign the laptop a private static IP and place it outside the routers FW in the DMZ of the router. worth a try and easier than using port forwarding smile.gif

Would I do that through my ClearOS web GUI?
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Only bad part about doing that is, it is less secure for that machine.

becuase he works for the nsa or somthing rolleyes.gif
     
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Would I do that through my ClearOS web GUI?

i dont know ClearOS that well, but as any OS you should be able to assign a private static IP such as 192.168.1.200 255.255.255.0 somewhere in the OS network configuration.. but where im not sure in ClearOS sorry
anyway next you would login in to your router and look for the DMZ settings and enable DMZ and put in the same IP you assigned the server smile.gif
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The DMZ feature allows one network user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or video conferencing. DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one computer. The Port Range Forwarding feature is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer to the Internet. Any computer whose port is being forwarded must have its DHCP client function disabled and should have a static IP address assigned to it because its IP address may change when it is using the DHCP function.

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post #9 of 17
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i dont know ClearOS that well, but as any OS you should be able to assign a private static IP such as 192.168.1.200 255.255.255.0 somewhere in the OS network configuration.. but where im not sure in ClearOS sorry
anyway next you would login in to your router and look for the DMZ settings and enable DMZ and put in the same IP you assigned the server smile.gif

Thank you! +Rep. I will give that a try and come back if I have any issues! so don't go away wink.gifbiggrin.gif
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Thank you! +Rep. I will give that a try and come back if I have any issues! so don't go away wink.gifbiggrin.gif

goodluck and i will be arround today, tomorrow and every other day lol
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