FC2 BitTorrent URL's

Scott Burns scott at mirrabooka.com
Tue May 18 04:21:12 UTC 2004

Paul D. Brown wrote:

>Quoting from the bittorrent FAQ at http://btfaq.com/serve/cache/25.html
>(no doubt elsewhere as well):
>Prior to version 3.2, BitTorrent by default uses ports in the range of
>6881-6889. As of 3.2 and later, 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.
Let's see if I understand: I download one file by bt, and other people 
can connect to 6881 on my machine to download from me.  I start a second 
simultaneous bt download of another file.  Others can now connect to me 
on port 6882 to download the second file from me?

This strikes me as slightly loopy given http seems to be able to serve 
many files using just one open port...

Scott Burns
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