talk to me about peer guardian for a sec?

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  1. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    i started using peerguardian on my mac (this isn't a mac question)

    i'm noticing that there are blocked requests being logged almost all the time. not many but there are a few.

    then, when i start a torrent download, i get a set like this:

    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:12.316 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 129.25.24.203:36149 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (The Drexel University Campus:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:12.872 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 132.66.53.77:7001 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (ILAN-BLOCK-B1:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:15.953 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 131.215.172.24:44444 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (California Institute of Technology:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:17.66 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 132.208.22.139:7000 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Universite du Quebec EDU:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:17.268 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 131.215.172.189:33333 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (California Institute of Technology:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:17.848 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 165.98.236.150:65449 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Red Academica y de Informacion Nicaraguense:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:20.105 EDT -Blck- local:0 -> 167.206.48.220:52055 tcp4 'Transmission (2443)' (Drew University:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:20.857 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 210.119.225.213:36830 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Korean Education Network:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:21.342 EDT -Blck- local:0 -> 207.176.6.152:12899 tcp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (ed803aab-2ad2-478f-8ab0-fa95ca639e42:28345)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:21.665 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 161.67.37.4:37276 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:25.732 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 160.39.226.206:42174 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (CIESIN:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:25.908 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 76.165.246.71:32817 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (ed803aab-2ad2-478f-8ab0-fa95ca639e42:72464)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:25.984 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 164.107.210.26:25348 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Ohio State University:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:26.740 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 160.39.226.206:42174 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (CIESIN:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:30.456 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 165.98.236.150:65449 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Red Academica y de Informacion Nicaraguense:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:40.350 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 12.159.57.2:49294 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Cranbrook Educational Community:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:45.406 EDT -Blck- local:0 -> 199.88.23.150:54512 tcp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Alabama Supercomputer Network:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:42:50.737 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 164.107.210.26:25348 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Ohio State University:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:43:05.423 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 150.209.7.150:13501 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (Hamilton College:Educational Institutions)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:43:07.139 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 212.234.180.194:40854 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (ed803aab-2ad2-478f-8ab0-fa95ca639e42:20318)
    Mon Apr 28 2008 09:43:30.363 EDT -Blck- local:58528 -> 152.3.73.130:59876 udp6 'JavaApplicationStub (2447)' (MCNC:Educational Institutions)


    what is all this?
     
  2. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    The IP list you are using with PeerGuardian is blocking edu IPs. You are probably getting college students trying to connect with you that are being blocked.
     
  3. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    why would those be blocked? is it because college traffic is being monitored more closely?

    i'm not downloading music, btw.
     
  4. dissonance

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    There are several lists out there that offer a variety of "known" IP categories.

    Common ones are edu's, institutions, gov, military, riaa peeps, etc. I haven't used PeerGuardian in a while but I think there is a list manager. If you want to enable edu people to connect to you then just get a different list or combination of lists and use them istead of the one you are using now.

    As for the reason to block edu's, it the same as blocking anything else, just depends on how paraniod you are.... some list sites don't distinguish between who all is blocked but just give them a level of security (1, 2, 3, etc..). I can't remember where edu is considering in the rankings. I can check later when I get home where I used to get my lists from but don't have that info here.
     

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