Ports to open for BitTorrent, Azureus, etc.

Michael Wiktowy michael.wiktowy at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 20:56:34 UTC 2007

On 1/21/07, Temlakos <temlakos at gmail.com> wrote:
> Everyone:
> I might as well ask this now, rather than when next I'm trying to
> download an iso with BitTorrent:
> Which ports should I open to allow BitTorrent?
> How should I do this? Shall I edit the iptables file directly (using su
> or after logging in as root), or could I possibly add these ports using
> system-config-security?

Open 6881/tcp using system-config-security and you should be OK since
most clients handle all incoming requests on that port even though
there may be many other ports that it will use.

If you are behind a router that does NAT, you will need to forward
that port to your internal IP too ... usually your internal IP is ... Google for instructions on how to do this for you
particular router.


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