bittorent on port 80

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

  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2003
    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


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    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


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    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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