How do I conceal my IP address while downloading torrents?

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  1. R.Bowsk

    R.Bowsk intergalactic space traveler

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    Anyone have any recommendations? I'm using Transmission for downloading torrents.
     
  2. R.Bowsk

    R.Bowsk intergalactic space traveler

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    cool.. i'll check it out.
     
  3. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    transmission has a blocklist feature built in...
    it's in your preferences, just turn it on... does the same thing as pg
     
  4. Nezart

    Nezart OT Supporter

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    does vuze have a blocklist feature?
     
  5. R.Bowsk

    R.Bowsk intergalactic space traveler

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    oh niiiice, I have it updated and turned on now. will this prevent my ISP(charter) from tracking my torrent downloads? I recently got a mail from them telling me to stop downloading episodes of True Blood :rofl: :greddy:
     
  6. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    you can search for methods of encrypting your traffic using your BT client.
    as far as hiding your IP address, i don't think you can hide it from the people connected to you. that's how BT works, after all.
     
  7. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

    The blacklist does very little. If it worked the ISPs wouldn't be getting thousands of subpoenas every day for information about downloaders on BitTorrent.
     
  8. idmcore

    idmcore New Member

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    Yeah, I tried using PG - it just blocks a ton of useful blocks of IPs and so I had to dump it.

    Proxies are fairly worthless.

    I'd just suggest these rules as far as torrenting goes:

    Download from trusted sources: IE - private/subscribed torrent trackers.
    Download trusted content: IE - Software is hardly watched by anyone wanting to track you down - Downloading a tiny indie band's album is pretty safe. The new Britney Spears album, however, that's something high on the RIAA's list.

    Good luck.
     
  9. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

    Private trackers offer no extra security. How did all of you get your invites? What keeps someone working for the RIAA/MPAA, etc from getting invited the exact same way?
     
  10. The1Ash10

    The1Ash10 Active Member

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    I've used this and it works well...
     
  11. The1Ash10

    The1Ash10 Active Member

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    never happened before :dunno:
     
  12. TheWeasel

    TheWeasel Guest

    I don't need car insurance cause I've never been in an accident. :hsugh:
     
  13. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    yeah.. and AIM... and Skype... and so on... :squint:
     

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