View Full Version : Firewall

13th June 2006, 11:49 AM
Well I put my firewall on passive mode and opened the necessary port for my ktorrent and I have it running at a decent speed I guess but when it is coming to seeding to others its not wanting to do so ....... well at the speed it is it will take me 9 years from the looks of things ......... Now I was told it had something to do with FC5's firewall ..... Is it even safe to turn that completely off and if I do and go to another one how do I erase this one off the computer without screwing up the complete computer or even by damaging the integrity of it ........

13th June 2006, 01:36 PM
Usually, if peers can connect, it's not a firewall thingy. You may have some connection that downloads a lot faster than it uploads (ADSL?).
But you can try to stop the firewall, type in terminal:
service iptables stop
see if your speed increases, but i doubt it.
to deactivate it completley:
chkconfig iptables off

14th June 2006, 11:46 AM
Well that makes sence ....... thanks