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dingus
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June 07, 2011, 10:48:59 PM
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Do I need to forward specific ports other than 8332 in order to get > 8 connections on the bitcoin client? Also, does having more than 8 connections really matter?

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June 07, 2011, 11:56:10 PM
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Yes it does. You are helping the network as other nodes can connect to your client and update their blockchains
Open/forward port 8333
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June 08, 2011, 03:50:43 AM
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Interesting...just checked up on my forwarded ports and I've had 8333 open this whole time. Huh

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June 08, 2011, 04:07:33 AM
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Is it forwarding that port to the right(your) IP? If you haven't set a static IP it changes everytime you reboot your computer
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