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Re: bittorrent in core? what frontend?



On Sat, 2005-12-17 at 14:19 -0500, Sean wrote:
> Actually it's more about working-by-default.  There is nothing insecure
> about providing port-forwarding access to the bit-torrent client while it
> is active.   Especially since the forwarding is disabled when the
> application is turned off.   For those who truly object to this, UPnP can
> be disabled on the router.

The point is more that we don't want random applications poking holes in
firewalls that are beyond the system.  All it takes is for some exploit
to be discovered within the btclient, and whammo.

I'm sorry that BT is so difficult to use that you have to futz with
firewalls.  But I don't feel that it is Fedora's place to allow
applications to poke holes in firewalls not even on the system.

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