bittorrent port vulnerability

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does anyone know about the security issues involved with setting up persistent port forwarding for my bittorrents? this has been bothering me lately, since i've been reading my router base log and seeing a lot of random connect attempts on random ports.

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Snugglebear

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Forwarded ports are only a vulnerability if there's a flawed application that listens on that port. If bittorrent isn't running, there's nothing to pick up a connection attempt on that port and the OS just drops the packets. If BT is up your concern is whether the bittorrent client itself contains remotely exploitable vulns.
 
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