BitTorrent Protocol

Detection Information

The following page provides information on the BitTorrent Protocol.

Protocol Description

BitTorrent is the most popular peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. It is typically used to download large files, as well as movies, music and other media.


Version 2.88

Best Practices

If not managed properly, BitTorrent software can consume an awful lot of bandwidth.

Port Statistics

IP Protocol Flow Percent
UDP 6881 39%
TCP 34393 9%
TCP 6881 7%
TCP 51413 7%
UDP 27032 5%
UDP 20609 4%
TCP 1 4%
UDP 51413 3%
UDP 1024 3%
UDP 6882 2%


File Sharing

External Resources

Protocol Detection

Do you know how much BitTorrent traffic flows through your network? Not all online File Sharing protocols are created equal. From unwanted cryptocurrency mining, to malware, to privacy breaches, and more.

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