[Mageia-discuss] Martian source from bittorrent

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Thu Nov 17 23:38:18 CET 2011

Op donderdag 17 november 2011 22:11:35 schreef Jim Whitby:
> Why?
> I have tried ktorrent and vuze. Both produce the same martian source on
> eth0, source ip is same as net ip ( ).
> Turn off the bittorrent  client and the martians go away.
> The only thing unusual is, I'm using ipv6 and ipv4.
> DNS, NTP, SMTP and a few other servers work OK.
> All other clients seem to be fine ( mail, web, etc ).
> Any pointers most welcome and, of course, I'll supply any info requested.
> Jim

it's a bit logical, if you know how bittorrent works and what martian sources 

martian sources are source ip addresses that shouldn't be coming from that 

perhaps you're trying to connect to yourself? in any case, it's mostly nothing 
to worry about, they're dropped anyway...

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