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TheD0Ct0R
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Port problems

Postby TheD0Ct0R » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:51 pm

Hi everybody,

I'm new here and obviously doing something wrong that I can't figure out. I would really appreciate some help from experts!

I'm running Deluge 1.3.15 on OS X El Capitan under a VPN, down and uploads work for few minutes and then stop with an Error.
I suspect is a port problem as the "Test Active Port" always fails. I have tried to change most of the settings, including opening ports on my router, using random or static ports but nothing really worked.

any suggestion would be more than welcome!

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Re: Port problems

Postby gderf » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:57 pm

"Test Active Port" will always fail if using a VPN or proxy.

Opening ports when using a VPN or proxy is pointless, and solves nothing.

Look elsewhere for the source of your problem and ask your VPN provider for help.

If your VPN provider offers access to their Proxy (mine does), then try that instead.

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Re: Port problems

Postby TheD0Ct0R » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:42 am

thank you for the reply, when I turn off the VPN I sill have the same issues, does it mean VPN is not the source of the problem?

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Re: Port problems

Postby gderf » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:20 pm

If you turn off the VPN (or proxy) then you must properly open a port to allow incoming connections or your downloads will crawl if they will download at all. So do what you must to have "Test Active Port" succeed.

However, when you disable VPN or proxy and you open a port your public IP address will be exposed and visible in the swarm to anyone else in the swarm. If you are torrenting legal content you should have no problem with this. But if the content is illegal you probably don't want to do this.

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Re: Port problems

Postby cappy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:44 am

To get mine working I made sure my outgoing and incoming used the same port and specifically entered the IP of the VPN interface in settings. Test active port came back successful after this. I found the IP of my VPN using ifconfig and it usually gets the name tun1, tun2, etc. The port I used was the port forwarding port I received from my VPN provider.
Having this setup, a torrent through deluge worked a lot better then the same torrent in Transmission.


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