transmission for bittorrent

chuck adams chuck.adams.k7qo at
Thu Jun 18 17:22:46 UTC 2009

I've been using transmission under ubuntu 9.04
for bittorrent file transfers.  Running into
an anomaly that I am trying to figure out and
haven't found anything online. 

Here are my observations:

1.  After a period of time the number of seeds and
peers falls off for long transfers.  If I pause the
file transfer and restart then both numbers are
refreshed and both come back with larger values.

2.  If I look at the properties for the files and
then look at the peers I find that there are a 
large number of bittorrent connections using
uTorrent 1.8.2 that have a status download of 'd'
instead of 'D', which means that I could download
from the peer/seeder if they allowed it.

If I go to my old kubuntu 8.04 system and fire up
ktorrent, then the same seeder will download to me.
Seems strange.  Since I have 3 days already invested
in one download I don't want to restart on the other

Anyone have an idea if some port needs to be opened
or parameters modified from the default values for

thanks in advance,


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