[Lvlug] BitTorrent-Able to upload behind a NAT box?
rjbs-lvlug at lists.manxome.org
Wed Dec 21 10:36:12 EST 2005
* Randy Kramer <rhkramer at gmail.com> [2005-12-21T10:36:40]
> My computer is on a dial-up line and behind a NAT box, and I understood that
> nobody would be able to make use of my BitTorrent until I opened an
> appropriate port on my NAT box (actually, I guess there are 10 ports to be
> opened up).
You shouldn't feel obliged to leave a dial-up seed connected. I mean,
it won't make you look like a jerk, but ... dial-up seeds are only
useful if nobody else has the file, the dial-up is very stable, and the
file is relatively small.
> Anyway, I haven't yet modified my NAT box to open those ports, yet it seems
> that on three separate occasions part of the file has been uploaded.
> Is that expected behavior for a NAT box?
Yes. BitTorrent clients are designed to allow some unt of upload
traffic even if ports aren't redirected.
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