Jump to content

not Forwarded Port thought


Recommended Posts

good day,

i've been reading a lot of articles and FaQs about why torrent clients should be Port-Forwarded, so far i did understand that if you dont port-forward and another peer also is not Port-forwarding then both wont connect to each other....

the thing is.. i am not port-forwarding (by choice, i choose not to) and i reach the allocated Per-Torrent peers/seeds (25 per torrent) and get full up and down speed even if utorrent gets the RED icon.

i think the Portforward thing has been very overblown and i see absolutely no reason to portforward anymore, as far as security goes its also better not to port-forward.

if anyone's getting poor speed that's likely the Peer/Seed you are connected to and or your ISP, port-foward doesn't ruin your speed.

EMULE may need it, DC++ maybe.....torrent clients dont. ;)

unless you can prove otherwise or anyone here can give me a better real reason then i'm all ears. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Security is absolutely NOT a factor. Port forwarding does not directly affect your speeds, but it generally has a big impact on it. Port forwarding is most certainly not an overblown issue. Put it this way: if everyone followed your train of thought and didn't bother forwarding their port, then you wouldn't have any source for the data to begin with.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

hmm you've got a point Ultima, indeed as long as 50/50 portforwarded and not its ok, if 100% all not portforwarded nobody would connect.

as everything in life there are pro and cons :)

thanks for the link, at this point i will port-forward again then.

you know what, i'm glad i asked this question and got a reply from real people the guides left me still quite unsure, now i got no doubts.

oh and btw uT 1.7 is great :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...