Failure to complete these steps will prevent your storage node from working.
QUIC is a protocol based on UDP which promises more efficient usage of the internet connection with parallel downloads and uploads. This is exactly how our software operates.
You need to port forward not only TCP, but also UDP. You also need to allow the node's port for the UDP protocol in your firewall, see Step 3. Setup Port Forwarding.
In case of Docker installation, you should use
udp notations in the port mapping of your
docker run command, see Storage Node
Windows users, please take a look at the Firewall configuration instructions in the Step 3. Setup Port Forwarding section for Windows.
If you configured QUIC while your node was running, you need to restart it to apply the changes (the QUIC connectivity is checked only on startup).