torrent port

Asked by dark magician on 2008-02-21

i want to ask about port that will be used for torrent client
can someone give me the list?

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2008-02-21
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #1

I use bittorrent and it should be the same for other torrent clients too.. Read on:

In the latest version, the range has been extended to 6881-6999. (These are all TCP ports, BitTorrent does not use UDP.) The client starts with the lowest port in the range and sequentially tries higher ports until it can find one to which it can bind. This means that the first client you open will bind to 6881, the next to 6882, etc. Therefore, you only really need to open as many ports as simultaneous BitTorrent clients you would ever have open. For most people it's sufficient to open 6881-6889.

The trackers to which BitTorrent clients must connect usually are on port 6969, so the client must have outbound access on this port. Some trackers are on other ports, however.

Hope that helps

Bhavani Shankar.

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