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Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Yash Khan, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

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    Using torrent client for torrent downloads, ISP can know & restrict/block torrent traffic, right?

    There are online torrrent upload service that allow to upload torrent & gives a link to download normally like with download managers & everything is from their servers so no restriction from ISP & the user is anonymous too, right?

    Does download managers that have torrent downloads like Free Download Manager also helps to avoid ISP restriction i.e instead of torrent client using FDM can help avoid ISP restriction as ISP cannot know you are downloading torrent if torrents are downloaded through FDM? And also does it keeps you anonymous too?
     
  2. Banzi

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    I don't know about the torrent upload services or download manager but I always change the default port in uTorrent (uTorrent preferences - connection) & then adjust firewall rules to suit the changed port, I also enable forced encryption for connections in uTorrent preferences - BitTorrent - protocol Encryption & untick allow incoming legacy connections. I also run Peerblock before opening uTorrent. I also disable DHT.

    Probably doesn't stop your ISP knowing you are using torrents but it does tighten things up a bit.
     
  3. siljaline

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    ISP's can not only track and throttle torrent traffic, you can with ease get on the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) radar and be hit with a fairly severe lawsuit (DMCA complaint). If you are going to Torrent in my opinion a good VPN is the minimum starting requirement. Of note, I use iVPN and they block p2p within the US. You are forced to get outside the country.
     
  5. mirimir

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    As I understand it, keeping US exits that allow P2P online is very hard. Most hosting providers have been burned so many times by DCMA notices that they're hypersensitive. They're not about to put their uplinks at risk over some VPN exit server. Also, there's a pretty good chance that any VPN service that does allow P2P via US exits is configured to monitor and nuke offending accounts. Be particularly suspicious of VPN services that issue a unique client certificate to each account.
     
  6. MisterB

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    Torrenting in itself is not illegal. It is torrenting copyrighted content that can get you in trouble, not torrenting or other P2P applications. My ISP used to not allow torrenting due to bandwidth considerations, not copyright. These days bandwidth is not a problem and they don't really care any more. I would check the recommendations of Torrentfreak.com about VPNs. I would say all the VPNs that they recommend are torrent friendly. While torrenting copyrighted material can get you in trouble, the copyright trolls that pursue this are after low hanging fruit and they are not going to a lot of trouble and expense to find victims. Having a VPN that is outside the US is an advantage if you are in the US not only because of restrictions but of jurisdiction. Pursuing VPN logs--if they are any--from a VPN in a foreign jurisdiction is cost prohibitive to the copyright trolls looking for easy victims they can threaten with a lawsuit and then collect a settlement.

    You should check out torrentfreak.com. That will give you a lot of useful information about torrenting and P2P issues.
     
  7. Yash Khan

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    What will look better on my full HD 40 Inches Samsung LED TV? TV has good upscaling.

    480p DVDRip - Video Bitrates 800 kbps
    720p DVDRip - Video Bitrates 1000 kbps

    Given that both are encoded with the same settings.
     
  8. driekus

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    Use a VPN service and it solves all the problems. I use Boleh VPN and they are very open to torrents as long as you use non-US server.
     
  9. TS4H

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    Iv always wondered has anyone tried this Chrome browser combination for torrents, JS torrent and Zenmate. Both of these are browser extensions right so if you download torrents through a browser extension, would Zenmate (or similar) channel this traffic?

    regards.