[Nottingham] Mandrake 10.1 on LF DVD

Michael Leuty mike at leuty.net
Thu Nov 4 18:42:46 GMT 2004

On Wednesday 03 Nov 2004 23:58, Martin wrote:
> You are most likely suffering ACK packet starvation...

No, I was suffering from sheer ignorance.   ;-)

First I installed Azureus, which told me that although I was connecting 
to peers I didn't have a remote connection ("yellow face" icon).

I had to add "6881/tcp" in the Advanced section of the Mandrake firewall 

And I had to set up port redirection on the firewall in my ADSL 
modem/router: TCP connections, outside port 6881, inside host

This had me foxed at first. I don't really understand IP addressing and 
so on. My router's internal IP address is, there is a DHCP 
server which allocated to my computer. That is the IP 
number which seems to work, and I'm now downloading happily at around 

Within Azureus I set 22kB/s global max upload, being about 80% of my 
1024/256 ADSL connection's upload capacity, to prevent ACK packet 
starvation, as you kindly suggested.

I am now a little less ignorant and a happy bunny to boot.   :-)

Michael Leuty
Nottingham, UK

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