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Re: Can several instances of Transmission "share" router ports?



Klistvud wrote:
> Howdie, fellow Debianites!
>
> Now, this may be a silly question to ask, but anyway...
> My home router is running out of redirectable ports, so I was 
> wondering: what would happen if I just configured the default 
> Transmission ports in the router and then let several users run 
> Transmission concurrently? I mean, without changing anybody's settings 
> from the defaults, so that all instances of Transmission used the same 
> ports? Would the packets somehow "know" which instance of Transmission 
> to reach,

No, they would'nt.

>  or would I just make a horrible mess?

It would not be a mess: the first instance will be able to listen in the
port, the others will fail when they try to listen to a port that is
already used.

>  More generally: 
> can the *same* ports be "shared" among simultaneously running 
> applications or not?
>   

Again, that is not possible.

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Eduardo M KALINOWSKI
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