[TriLUG] Bittorrent question
oberry at trilug.org
Tue Feb 20 14:07:56 EST 2007
My home workstation is running a Shorewall configured firewall. I have 1
interface, but have defined two zones: hosts on the local network, and
hosts on the internet. In order to support bittorrent uploads, I
configured it to allow connections from the internet on ports 6881 and
6882, and it all works fine. However, I routinely see connection
attempts from my outside firewall/router - a Linksys box - to port 6881
and 6882, which get dropped by the Shorewall based firewall because I
don't expect to see bittorrent traffic from hosts on the local network.
Any idea why I get these connection attempts from the Linksys box? I
used to get only a few, but they have been increasing lately.
BTW, the Linksys box is port forwarding those ports (tcp+udp) to my
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