[BitTorrent] UPnP, NATs, and P2P

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Mon Feb 14 07:10:56 EST 2005


Bill Cox wrote:
>>From what I can tell, enabling UPnP on NAT enabled gateway is not
> currently a good idea.  There are too many computers with spy-ware and
> worse, and allowing those applications to open ports through your fire-
> wall is risky.

I hope you don't consider a computer with spyware safe and secure. NAT 
or no NAT.

> The problem this causes is that P2P enabled applications like BitTorrent
> aren't able to contact peers behind NATs unless the users are computer-
> savvy enough to forward a BitTorrent port.
> 
> Is this a long-term problem, or is there some solution out there?  IPv6
> wont do it: we don't use NATs just to save IP address space, we use NATs
> for security.
> 
> Bill
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> Yahoo! Groups Links
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