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- OT: TCP ports 6880-6890 ?
February 15, 2007, 1:40 am
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Re: OT: TCP ports 6880-6890 ?
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer protocol. Thus your peer needs to be able to
contact their peer and/or vice versa. If both of you are blocked by a
firewall, you cannot contact each other.
Thus if you are blocking incoming 6880-6890/tcp, you cannot contact any
other peers that are also blocking those ports -- you've narrowed down the
number of peers you can communicate with -- thus you've potentially slowed
your download speed.
As with any other ports you have open, you are at risk to any security
problems in the program or programs that listen on those ports.
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