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For some reason I will get a bunch of incoming connections even when I am not seeding or downloading or even have any torrents active at all. They look like

[2009-08-22 13:18:39] Incoming connection from 217.217.35.79:3832 for torrent 'U'

[2009-08-22 13:18:39] 217.217.35.79:3832: Disconnect: Can't sync DH3

[2009-08-22 13:18:40] Incoming connection from 216.14.149.107:3397 for torrent 'U'

[2009-08-22 13:18:40] Incoming connection from 78.163.139.169:1285 for torrent 'U'

[2009-08-22 13:18:40] 216.14.149.107:3397: Disconnect: No such torrent: 53E9A33239D065A6933B17F5DEDAFE6D29724BEE

[2009-08-22 13:18:41] 78.163.139.169:1285: Disconnect: No such torrent: 1E8A157A677CDC4BB97DC745066891E54EE35B0A

[2009-08-22 13:18:47] Incoming connection from 110.175.208.147:3004 for torrent 'U'

[2009-08-22 13:18:50] 110.175.208.147:3004: Disconnect: No such torrent: 06DA145C4C57E1F1DEE1C5E7D8915B6663CDE44E

[2009-08-22 13:18:53] Incoming connection from [2001:0:4137:9e50:18a0:d31:ab92:60e0]:56321 for torrent 'U'

[2009-08-22 13:18:55] [2001:0:4137:9e50:18a0:d31:ab92:60e0]:56321: Disconnect: No such torrent: B6B23D6D6DDE0FA81CCD7D417D51D800C0CC0841

They just keep going and going until I quit utorrent this has been happening since 1.8 and I using 2.0 now. Does anyone know what is going on.

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You probably had those torrents at some time before and those ips do not realize you QUIT running those torrents...so they connect to you and find out you not longer have those torrents.

Sadly, they will probably continue retrying your ip for potentially a month...though normally you'd expect them to stop after a few days. On private trackers where people may run a torrent client for weeks/months without rebooting, such reconnection attempts can continue almost indefinitely. :(

One thing you can do to reduce the bandwidth use slightly is to change uTorrent's incoming listening port maybe once a week/month.

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Are you talking out the listening port in the connection area, I have it set to change every time at start up and even after changing it I continue to get connections. I even connected to my self once which also a weird sidenote (though I was running a torrent that time)

Also the amount of time has been about 3 or 4 months but over different non existent torrents and hundreds of peers over and over again. And with the amount of uploading I am doing it is surprising Comcast has not called me yet.

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