ARRSE ports

Discussion in 'ARRSE: Site Issues' started by Krazy_Ivan, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. Does anyone know which ports are used by ARRSE?

    The reason I am asking, is that I run our welfare internet in Afghanistan & it's being hammered by jack twats who are torrenting all the shagging time. So what I've done is set up a system on the router whereby I have prioritised certain items (MSN, Facebook, Hotmail, Gmail etc.) and I have relegated certain other sites, in particular torrents (I've blocked ports 2000-6660). Now as I'm the administrator (and a bit of a jack twat myself.....) and see ARRSE as vital to my sanity, I've decided to put it in the higher priority group, but I don't know which port/s are used by it.

    Any help would be much appreciated.


  2. Without getting into unecessary details, the vast *majority* of websites use port 80. Secure sites (https://) use 443.
  3. I've pretty much shit out there then, if I prioritise ARRSE I'm promoting most other things. Damn.
  4. Cannot you prioritise certain ports for bandwidth? The big ISP's throttle back the speed of traffic using certain services.

    Google it the answer to your issue is out there.
  5. That's how I've got it set up at the moment, I've prioritised the ports for msn, gmail & skype. I'm just wondering, if in fact ARRSE runs on port 80 like most other services.
  6. Bad CO

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    TCP Port 80 is used for http connections so shouldn't have bittorrent traffic on it:

    List of TCP and UDP port numbers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    When you say that you are prioritising gmail, facebook, etc what you are actually doing is giving priority to the following:

    • Port 443 - https which is used by Facebook, internet banking, many shopping sites, etc
    • Port 993 - IMAP over SSL which is used by some email servers to communicate with their clients (Gmail)

    Personally I'm not clear why you don't have Port 80 on that list as http seems like something most people would be interested in ... ARRSE would obviously be one beneficiary!