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I added the repos to install PeerGuardian and all looked good for a bit. But then I lost total access to my internet and the app would no longer open up (similar to that issue I had with Ardour, where the loading icon would bounce around and then nothing). I had no choice but to uninstall everything in Synaptic to get some stability back. Anyone have some experience installing this and can offer some "best guides" to configure it? I'm kinda lost when it comes to all the settings (whitelists, ports to open, etc).

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According to Wikipedia, the developers of Peer Guardian are asking users to migrate to Peer Block. Wouldn't a properly-configured firewall accomplish the same thing?

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Relevant info here: http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/ If you aren't confident with firewall rules/iptables etc. and networking, you should consider *not* using this! If you connect to the web via a router, you are already protected - usually.

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As an alternative to Peer Block, you could try blacklisting outgoing traffic using Firestarter. Here's a page from the Firestarter manual about whitelisting and blacklisting URLs. http://www.fs-security.com/docs/policy-page.php

The GUI makes this very easy (even I can do it, and I don't know squat about iptables).

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Acesabe wrote:
Relevant info here: http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/ If you aren't confident with firewall rules/iptables etc. and networking, you should consider *not* using this! If you connect to the web via a router, you are already protected - usually.

I am behind a firewalled router, but I was more interested in the preconfigured blacklist for known P2P spies (incoming). Let's just say I would prefer my tracks to remain anonymous as it pertains to RIAA and MPAA spy games! LOL!!
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=22413

http://www.dailytech.com/Recording+Indu ... e22429.htm

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I am behind a firewalled router, but I was more interested in the preconfigured blacklist for known P2P spies (incoming). Let's just say I would prefer my tracks to remain anonymous as it pertains to RIAA and MPAA spy games! LOL!!
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=22413

http://www.dailytech.com/Recording+Indu ... e22429.htm

If it's the RIAA and MPAA you are worried about, I wouldn't place my trust in any preconfigured blacklists. Don't you think these organizations are smart enough to change their IP addresses and domain names daily, if not hourly? If you don't want anyone to see your true IP identity, consider using a proxy server.

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If it's the RIAA and MPAA you are worried about, I wouldn't place my trust in any preconfigured blacklists. Don't you think these organizations are smart enough to change their IP addresses and domain names daily, if not hourly? If you don't want anyone to see your true IP identity, consider using a proxy server.

Ha! I guess I was wanting to trust something vs nothing at all. The whole IP lawsuit has pretty much ceased by the RIAA because of the dynamics of IP routing and the like. I guess after reading these more recent articles, I was wanting to give it a go just to check it out.. run through the cycles.

The comments from this article kinda touch on what you were saying.

http://www.dailytech.com/RIAA+Calls+an+ ... e13735.htm

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Rott3nHippi3 wrote:
Ha! I guess I was wanting to trust something vs nothing at all. The whole IP lawsuit has pretty much ceased by the RIAA because of the dynamics of IP routing and the like. I guess after reading these more recent articles, I was wanting to give it a go just to check it out.. run through the cycles.

The comments from this article kinda touch on what you were saying.

http://www.dailytech.com/RIAA+Calls+an+ ... e13735.htm

If the ISPs are going to police their customers' activities under the constant threat of lawsuits from the RIAA/MPAA, then it won't much matter what you do. Unfortunately, under this scenario everyone will be treated as suspected criminals whether they are sharing pirated videos or MEPIS Live DVDs.

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This is a good use of a proxy server system. There are several. Just make sure you don't get one that's supported by the RIAA or MPAA! I'd suggest using encryption if available also.

This sort of thing is the reason I buy the disks.

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This is a good use of a proxy server system. There are several. Just make sure you don't get one that's supported by the RIAA or MPAA! I'd suggest using encryption if available also.

This sort of thing is the reason I buy the disks.

A trusted proxy server would work for now, as I suggested in an earlier post. But if the ISPs become the police, prosecutor, judge, and jury with the RIAA and MPAA breathing down their necks, you will be terminated if your Internet activity looks like you are sharing files -- any files.

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