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I am using transmission-daemon and controlling it through the webgui.

Currently I have two torrents from separate trackers that are on 0B of OB status. I am using transmission. On one torrent at last announce it says "got 50 peers" the other "got 48 peers."

port 51413 is listed as open

I have changed the ownership of the download folder to debian-transmission

Any ideas? I'm fresh out of troubleshooting steps.

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How many seeds does it say you have? – Seth Dec 17 '13 at 3:49
@Seth 142 and 47 seeders – curios Dec 17 '13 at 3:50

I switched to port 57558 and it now functions. I'm not sure if this is a long-term solution, but in any case shows that this is network issue and not something related to transmission. Thanks everyone for their help.

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Perhaps my isp is blocking 51413? I understand that this is common port for torrenting? – curios Dec 17 '13 at 4:00
That is a very good possibility. Or perhaps you're in a NATed network where something else is using the external port, making you unreachable to the outside world? Many possibilities. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Jun 1 '14 at 16:08

I've changed the setting peer-port-random-on-start from false to true. That did the trick for me(transmission-daemon).

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