Random port opening and bittorrent

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seancork
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Random port opening and bittorrent

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I instailed dietpi a few weeks ago with plex and few other stuff like sonarr and radarr. But there a few weeks ago random torrents were always getting added to bittorrent, so i put a password on it and it stopped that. but now i noticed on my router my dietpi server is opening port 8999 and if i go to that port on the browser its just a bunch of random letters and seical characters and also its opening port ranage 22000 to 5832, any way to figure out whats going on here seems werid.
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trendy
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Re: Random port opening and bittorrent

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Disable upnp nat on the router, it is a security hole. Open manually the ports you need to be forwarded to the lan.
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Joulinar
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Re: Random port opening and bittorrent

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definitely, upnp is something you should not have active.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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MichaIng
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Re: Random port opening and bittorrent

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Is one of our BitTorrent implementations setup without a password-protection by default? I recognised in case of rTorrent that not with all webservers the RPC socket proxy was password-protected together with the ruTorrent front-end, but that is solved already.

A pain that UPnP is still a way to open ports/enable forwarding on routers. I wonder why there has never been developed a secure password-protected API for this :roll:.
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