[bittorrent] BT, Nats, and hackers at the door...

Konstantin 'Kosta' Welke kosta at fillibach.de
Mon May 30 19:48:39 EDT 2005


On Tue, 31 May 2005 01:44:21 +0200, Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com>
wrote:
> --On Monday, May 30, 2005 4:12 AM -0400 Bill Cox <bill at viasic.com> wrote:

>> However, the trend seems to be making it even more difficult for the
>> average Mom to open a p2p port for the outside world to use.
> Is that really a bad thing? Consider all the spamming zombies on the  
> Internet. If an exploit is discovered for a popular P2P app, chances are  
> that most people won't update it and seal the hole, so it will be widely  
> exploited

I consider it a bad thing. A good p2p app might look if theres an
internet connection and check for updates. But how can bittorrent work
if everyone has NAT or closed ports?

Kosta



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