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Re: bittorrent in core? what frontend?



On 12/17/05, Sean <seanlkml sympatico ca> 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.

I don't think the issue is the bittorrent client specifically.  The
has to do with whether or not the local firewall should be trusting
these kind of requests for port opening from applications generally..
without knowledge as to purpose or intent. Whose to say that the next
application to need this functionality isn't doing so for malicious
means.

-jef


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