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How can I cover my filesharing tracks?
July 7, 2011 11:32 AM   Subscribe

How can I cover my filesharing tracks?

I am hoping to be proactive, against what Comcast may try to do to me, in regards to this.
posted by Kale Slayer to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
 
Peerblock - denies connections with known evil IP addresses

Ipredator - tunnels everything through a VPN to an anonymous IP address
posted by dunkadunc at 11:35 AM on July 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Only use private trackers.
posted by griphus at 11:41 AM on July 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Don't forget, however that the Peerblock list is not guaranteed to be complete. It is, however, going to offer you SOME protection.
posted by dunkadunc at 11:48 AM on July 7, 2011


There are cheaper alternatives to Ipredator.

I've been file sharing for years, easily downloading 100gigs a month, and uploading about double that with no problems.

Use private trackers, if really paranoid get a vpn and maybe switch to usenet.
posted by handbanana at 11:48 AM on July 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


I view the peerblocking stuff as snake oil. They go by the whois name of IP blocks. Well, if I'm a MPAA/DMCA pirate troll, don't you think I could get my hands on a generic residential cable modem or a generic hosted server to do my deeds? Private trackers and usenet are really the best way to go if you don't want to pay for a VPN.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:35 PM on July 7, 2011


Seedboxes in other countries.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:55 PM on July 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Alternatives to iPredator (not vouching for the list, just a rather extensive one from the few I've seen).
posted by filthy light thief at 12:58 PM on July 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Don't bother obscuring your tracks. You want plausible deniability; own an unlocked wireless access point.
posted by mhoye at 3:04 PM on July 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Seedboxes are pretty awesome.
posted by BeerFilter at 3:23 PM on July 7, 2011


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