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Port range for utorrent

Devedander 826 October 31, 2008 at 12:19 AM
I have looked around and seen it requested but never found a way to do it. Does anyone know a way to specify the ports that utorrent will choose from when picking a random port? For instance specify only ports 4000-4300?
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Options Menu > Preferences > Connection

You can specify on that page for the listening port. If you have a router / firewall that is the port you want to allow for incoming traffic.
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Thanks but I want to specify a range to auto random every time.

Basically I want it to randomly choose a port (from a range) every time it starts so I keep using different ports.

Then UPnP will port forward that port for me.

But there is no UPnP for QoS so I need to QoS a certain range of ports.

As it is utorrent seems to use anything from 10000 to 70000. I would prefer to say "choose from ports between 40000 and 45000" and then QoS those ports all down to bulk.

I have considered QoS ing that whole MAC or IP down but that screws internet on any computers that also torrent.

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Why not set QoS by protocol? That's what I do with my WRT54G.
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With uTorrent you can specify a specific listen port, but that is it.
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Quote from flea View Post :
Why not set QoS by protocol? That's what I do with my WRT54G.
even if you do that the QoS rules dont apply to torrent encryption.
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Does anything legitimate regularly use ports over 10000? Seems to me like even if you did QoS on everything over 10k that it would never hurt anything important.
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