BitTorrent "INFO : duplicate connection (id collision) " log messages

BitTorrent 4.20.x (and later) now logs all its messages and errors to its logs1. Here is one log message that mystified me.

[4.20.4 2006-09-01 04:10:39] INFO : duplicate connection (id collision)
[4.20.4 2006-09-01 04:10:48] INFO : duplicate connection (id collision)
[4.20.4 2006-09-01 04:10:52] INFO : duplicate connection (id collision)
[4.20.4 2006-09-01 04:11:03] INFO : duplicate connection (id

BitTorrrent Support provides a clear answer.

This message is harmless and can be ignored. It means that a request for data was sent to a peer you are already connected to. This is most common when there are few peers in the swarm for a given torrent. It does not affect your down or upload speed in any way.

1 Bittorrents logs file under UNIX, GNU/Linux operating systems are found under $HOME/.bittorrent/bittorrent-{cosole,curses}.log

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