Recently started having trouble with Transmission, worked fine before. But now it just never starts downloading the torrents. I went to see if maybe it was a firewall issue so I looked in preferences and saw that it was set to
51413. I tired to test the port using the tool provided by transmission and that test came back
Closed. So I went went to the CL and explicitly opened it with
sudo ufw allow 51413 Here is my
Status: active To Action From -- ------ ---- 22 ALLOW Anywhere 51413 ALLOW Anywhere 22 (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 51413 (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6)
I go back into transmission and test the port, and it still comes back as closed.
I tried disabling the firewall altogether, no difference.
Has anyone else seen this issue? Any suggestions for further troubleshooting?
I let the Transmission torrent just sit there and I just noted that it started downloading. I checked my firewall rules and I saw that I was no longer explicitly opening
51413. I double checked that the port had not been changed in Transmission, it was still
51413. I tried to test the port again using Transmission and it just sits there with
Testing TCP Port... and never comes back with a result.
By the way, the item I was downloading was heavily seeded.
Any ideas why Transmission would take so long (30 min) to begin a download and or ideas about the port testing flakiness?