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 ::cough:: porn.

ProTips

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

Known Ports

  • TCP 6881-6889 - A well known BitTorrent port range for data payload.
  • TCP 6969 - A well known BitTorrent tracker port.

Category

File Sharing

External Resources

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Protocol Detection

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

What gets measured, gets managed.

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