I'm trying to get started with bitcoin at the moment. So I tried to get a tiny bitcoin value for testing from http://faucet.bitcoin.st/
(bitcoin faucet). However, it doesn't work for me, I always get a "We cannot connect to your Bitcoin Client, Please Open Your Firewall so port 8333 forwards to your computer" error message. Technically, I doubt this is the case. The machine running bitcoind is directly connected to the internet, with no firewall in between, and I can connect to port 8333 on it. So is there anything else I could be doing wrong? Also, does this mean that the bitcoin client must be running and connected to the internet in order for one of my bitcoin addresses to receive coins?
I put a bitcoin address in my signature, just in case anyone has some bitcoin fraction left and wants to test, or just help me out getting started...