How to "hide" when I'm using torrents?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by White_Hype, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. White_Hype

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    I have heard of some programs that hige your ip or something when you are using torrents so others can't see who it is downloading stuff... is this correct?

    what programs should I be using in conjunction with torrents for privacy/safety?


    also - when I am d/ling or up/ling it says i'm connected to something like 45 peers out of 400... is that a good number or should I be connecting to more? also my upload speed tops out at 40-50 kb/s and my d/l speed varies (usually around 30-50 range)
     
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    Check out Peer Guardian
     
  4. EvilSS

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    idiot
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    There are legal torrents out there, Jolly. Could be he's trying to download linux or openoffice, for all you know, and he wants to hide his IP for security reasons.

    I'm not saying it's very likely, I'm just saying you're jumping the gun.
     
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    lol at this day in age its like asking "how do i hide the knife i use to kill people"
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    You still use a knife? Shit man, go buy a gun already. Then polish the bore so it won't leave marks on the bullets; you don't need your bullets to spin when they only have to travel a few feet.
     
  8. P07r0457

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    why not just use a remington 870 and collect your shells?
     
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    First of all, :bsflag:. You know he's breaking the law!

    Secondly, it doesn't matter WHAT his intentions are -- this type of discussion is NOT ACCEPTABLE on this forum. Per the rules.

    Lastly, if he just wanted Linux or OpenOffice then he shouldn't care about the IP address -- otherwise, just use the HTTP/FTP downloads for those products!
     
  10. EvilSS

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    Bullshit. Again, you are trying to turn this thread into something it's not just to get it locked. There is nothing illegal about his question.

    Really, if they wanted you to be a mod, you'd be one. Just STFU already.
     
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    bypassing security measures... that is what he is asking. Per SLED, not allowed.
     
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    Again, bullshit. He is not trying to bypass any security measure.
     
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    ISPs track IP's for a reason. the purpose of an anonymous proxy is to defeat these logs.
     
  14. EvilSS

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    Again, fucking bullshit. He is not bypassing any security measures. It's not his responsibility to comply with someone else's ISP's logging. Protecting one's privacy != bypassing security measures. By that idiotic standard using a public hotspot would be "bypassing security measures".
     
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    "bypassing proxies" is specifically listed as a prohibited topic in the sticky at the top of this forum.
     
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    You are not that stupid Jolly. You know perfectly well that rule is for people trying to bypass a local proxy server at their school/business in order to bypass restrictions on internet use by the owner of the local network. It has nothing to do with this.

    And if you are going to use quotes, use them correctly. Here is the quote: " This includes ways around school proxies "
     
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    I have lost any respect for you with this.

    you are not that stupid evilss... You know perfectly well this person is committing crimes, and I find it disappointing that you're defending them.
     
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    What he is ASKING FOR is not a not illegal, is not a security bypass, and does NOT violate the forum rules. What he does with it is his concern, not mine.
     
  19. Nefarious77

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    I've got to agree with EvilSS on this one. You do not know his intentions and if he wants to hide his identity, more power to him.

    ...and the program he needs has already been mentioned in post 3.
     
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    Yeah, the NSA cares if you download OpenOffice
     
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    the fuck am i supposed to use for that? I have a mexican friend who's a fake thug who's friends with real thugs. good ol' hispanics.
     
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    :ugh: don't assume
     
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    It's unfathomable for me to even imagine not using p2p for illegal services. I'd have withdrawal symptoms from not using em. To think of all the money i save on luxuries.
     
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    It wouldn't hide your IP, it just stops you connecting to known "big bad company people" as far as I know. I'm not sure it's possible to hide your IP via torrents, just restrict who you can connect too and who can connect to you.

    You can also use encryption and non standard ports, but it won't really help if someone "bad" with an unknown IP is on the torrent you are on. Basically torrents are all about mass sharing large public files and so it's kinda designed around being open for all to see. You may be out of luck :)

    jollyogre - why are you so crazily against anyone even mentioning piracy?
     
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    Digging out shells takes too much time.
     

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