bittorent on port 80

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Anarchy99, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    i want to use bittorrent but my admin's closed most ports
    there are only like 3 ports open 80 being one of them
    anyway to bypass this or tunnel through port 80
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    London, England
    #2
    If your admin has closed the ports, then they've done it for a reason. You don't state if this is at work or at school, but either way, if they've taken steps to stop you using it, then I wouldn't try to get round it.
     
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    #3
    Just open the client's preferences and change the port to 80. Just keep in mind:
    1) If the admin catches you (very possible, even likely), you're the one getting burned, not us.
    2) many trackers won't let you download a torrent through them if you use a port like that
    3) and I just realized, I don't think there is a client that will let you set it to port 80, as that's reserved for http traffic.
     

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