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Old 05-17-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2004
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Linksys, Bittorrent, and DDOS

Ok so I can't stand it no more. Everytime I use Azureus, my internet slows down. When I go surfing the web, the browser will wait with the status bar telling me its looking up the website. I looked around here and I know linksys routers are not exactly the best and can clog up every now and then. But it seems that after running Azureus, I'm still getting a lot of connection attempts from all over the place trying to get to that port. I guess it could be called a DDOS attack, even if I caused it myself. Is it that the other people don't know that I shut down already? Seems like a flaw in their(BitTorrent) system. But I noticed this when I had booting into windows only to have my firewall go nuts about it. So would changing BitTorrent clients do anything about it? Changing port number? Or just not do it at all?

Old 05-18-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2004
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Did you happen to open up port 6881? I know Azureus recommends doing that. Just close it back up when you're not using Azureus and all that unwanted network traffic will disappear.
Old 05-18-2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thats what I ended up doing, but its a hassle sometimes. I noticed that when I turned on UPnP, the program opens the port on its own. I don't think is a bad thing though, but having to deal with the load of traffic afterwards is. But I guess there is just no way around that.


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