While downloading a file with μTorrent, I noticed a strange peer with an address that was not an IPv4 or IPv6 address.
μTorrent showed it as
What kind of address is this?
WIN-F9PTTKUMI2U:29901 is not an IP address.
It identifies a socket connection of a particular μTorrent peer and has the format hostname:port.
WIN-F9PTTKUMI2U is the hostname.
29901 is the port number.
The Peers tab is where you'll find information about all the peers you are currently connected to on the selected torrent. The following is a description of each column:
- IP displays the peer's IP address and the flag of the country they're from. If Resolve IPs is enabled, the country flag and hostname will be displayed instead.