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Old 09-04-2007, 06:31 AM   #1
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how to block torrent ports?

I'm using D-Link DSL 500T router but the LAN is connected to switch. Because of that I cannot block the torrents via software. Any know what are the port range for torrent? or any software that I can use in linux or XP to block it?
Old 09-04-2007, 08:30 AM   #2
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Torrents can use any port they want, but they are user initiated things, so if you aren't running a bit torrent client you shouldn't need to worry about them. Even if you use a client to download a file, as long as you turn it off after you are done you will not be uploading anything.

Most linux distributions include a firewall which you can turn on and block all incoming connections. However if you initiate a connection (by say, running a bit torrent client) the firewall will allow related connections so that the program you are running will work ask expected.

I hope this addresses your concern, please clarify why you are worried about torrent connections in particular if it does not.


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