AuContraire Posted April 9, 2014 Report Share Posted April 9, 2014 I use BitTorrent latest version. I create an ssh tunnel to a proxy server for my whole computer on port 1080. I set the network preferences for the whole computer to localhost:1080 and I set the proxy preference in BitTorrent to localhost:1080 also.I use a couple of different sniffers to confirm that the public IP of the whole computer, and the public IP of the BitTorrent client are indeed the IP of the proxy server. I am therefore "in the blind" and in an encrypted tunnel as far as my ISP and as far as the rest of the world is concerned, as far as I can see.As additional confirmation: I get huge transfer speeds, much faster than when in an un-proxied state. This I put down to the suspicion that my ISP uses deep packet inspection to identify and throttle torrent traffic, but because this traffic is in an ssh tunnel it can't be identified so they don't slow it downQUESTION: The "listening" port is randomly selected and in a high number range. How exactly does the "listening" port function? What exactly is it doing? Is it proxied through the same port I forwarded to my proxy server for the whole computer? If not, why do uploads still work? I am reasonably informed in network theory so a technical answer doesn't scare me too much! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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