I'm running bitcoind on a remote server (so I can only use the "headless" version). However, the client is not connecting to the bitcoin network. The "getinfo" command shows "connections: 0". I have also been keeping an eye on the blocks folder and there is no change there (when running bitcoin on the local machine, I can see files being created and updated there).
Here's what my bitcoin.conf looks like:
daemon=1 server=1 rpcuser=<redacted> rpcpassword=<redacted> rpcport=<redacted> rpctimeout=60
Port 8333 is open for UDP traffic in my firewall and I have used an external port scanner to verify that it is open. However, I understand that that's not actually necessary for outgoing connections. I've also checked that my date / time is synchronized (this was suggested in some of the threads that I found on this topic).
What are other possibilities?