Do P2P programs need access as server?

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I use Sygate and if I grant Sygate permission to let a particular
program through (such as Firefox) then Sygate automatically gives the
program server rights too - whether such rights are needed or not.

In general, do P2P programs for file sharing such as BitTorrent need
to act as a server through my Sygate firewall.

Thank you.



PS:  It's hard to do a simple test as I have heard that BitTorrent
programs can be a bit tempremental about going through any personal
firewall at all!

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