Previously, whenever I ran BitTorrent, I noticed numerous connections (about 30) from the same IP address with different port numbers. No traffic seems to be happening on those connections. When I killed the connections, they always reappeared immediately. For one torrent, the connections have the same IP addresses, but the address is random from the 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 range.
This stopped after I installed rules on my Windows Firewall to block out all traffic with 18.104.22.168/8. However after a while I noticed that PortableApps was not updating automatically on startup. And whenever I click on "Check For Updates", I get the error message "Unable to connect to PortableApps ...". I found this out after I worked on a different Windows host that does not have the Firewall rules; PortableApps automatically searched for updates on startup and updates were successful.
Please advice. Should I allow traffic on some specific addresses in the 22.214.171.124/8 range? What are they? Thanks in advance.