ive blocked these addresses initially, and the bitcoin client is still generating coins and downloading blocks. If this is the case, why run thru these different ports at all.
So for instance, I just started bitcoin, i get this address
I google the address, and the first 4 sites on the list are all from www.emergingthreats.net
and this ip address
Google this one and the 3rd site down is www.malwareurl.com
and the 4th site is malwarebytes forum where someone asks why this site gets blocked and the moderator replies: This IP is sadly home to over 30 malicious websites, which is why it is blocked.
I just dont understand why bitcoin would even connect to any IP address in question, whether its legit or not.