Comments for Stories from an Opentracker running an open bittorrent tracker Sat, 05 Mar 2011 14:48:15 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Recent fuzz about the tracker by taklamakan taklamakan Sat, 05 Mar 2011 14:48:15 +0000 Running a bittorrent tracker needs only two, maybe three, resources. A domain with a hostname, a machine with enough bandwidth and someone taking care of the abuse-handling.

We have none of the above anymore.

If someone has, feel free to go ahead!

Comment on Recent fuzz about the tracker by Hi! Hi! Sat, 05 Mar 2011 13:32:12 +0000 Why don’t you run that tracker & let users provide support/resource for that.

Comment on News from PeerGuardian and Bluetack by oledawg oledawg Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:54:28 +0000 I have used Bluetack since I left the Warez scene when the bottom fell out. I have since used P2P and Bluetack’s Protowall has been invaluable for my purposes. It has not been foolproof, I have been doing my own research with the usual whois, then adding deny entries for years.
I have accumulated almost 40k entries in a 3670K file of data, which are mostly single-IP denies.
I have also entered almost 2400 permits to allow me access to individual IPs within those ranges supplied by Bluetack.
For instance, there are 34 permits for Dell Computers and I don’t even own a $%#%$^ Dell.
While I definitely prefer clones, I also have about ten HP-Compaqs and over the years have entered 97 permits to gain access for HP drivers and documentation.

I recently downloaded the latest IpfilterXB18-Sheitan blocklist to see what it offered. My opinion? Not much.

For instance, there are a little less than 170 entries in the Bluetack ipfilter before the first entry in the IpfilterX file that I acquired. I won’t comment on the rest of IpfilterX, it isn’t worth the hassles and quibbling that would cause.

I will state that I may use parts of it to supplement Bluetack’s ipfilter, Bluetack hasn’t been helpful in over a year in keeping up with the thousands of sites that have been recruited by the anti-P2P crowd.

Someone here mentioned universities–It is obvious to me that they have long been actively participating in anti-P2P themselves, contracting out their spare computer time to get in on the action for a few bucks.
The Asians, Australians and even Africans have been jumping in big-time, not to mention large corporations, small software and hardware suppliers and even school districts. In desperation, before I wrote my own applications to generate denies, I was manually blocking huge blocks of IPs from the Pacific Basin, especially China. My rationale was that there weren’t that many BT users out there downloading software anyway.

Things have gotten so bad that I am actively blocking my own ISP, the bastards at Time-Warner who have been using every trick in the book to load rootkits on computers I use for P2P. I have gotten fairly adept at rooting out the rootkits using Hirens utilities and DOS/NTFS commands.

I got tired of the whois/manual entry of deny records and wrote a system to automate the process. It isn’t perfect by far, but the attackers are legion and descend like hounds from Hell. Some of the sites may actually be good guys, but I still get decent bandwidth even if some are inadvertently denied.

I’m not going to criticize anyone for their beliefs, but if anyone wants about seven years or so of tedious labor, email me at and I will send my personal permit and deny files for their perusal.

My own experience in the computer business goes back to the ’60s when I was a wet-behind-the-ears computer programmer writing assembly language applications on IBM mainframes. My last assembler gig was thirteen years ago, but after about ten years working for others, I started a small software house in the 80s and three hardware maintenance companies in the 90s that paid the bills until I retired at the end of the last century.
Since then I have piddled with PCs 24/7, surfing the ‘net, programming and managing to download a little less than a terabyte while maintaining an average seed ratio around 1.5.

Comment on Flattered by pirates by Piotr OBKINSKI Piotr OBKINSKI Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:27:20 +0000 Your tracker appears to be offline those days …

I just set up mine under ubuntu, works fine, with nothing to do :)

Comment on new hardware is in service by Ilovemycomputer Ilovemycomputer Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:12:41 +0000 supergrobi you can suck a fucking cock. has been found in multiple retaliations by mediadefender to Thepiratebay users. is the tracker that was used, to warn these users, to stop uploading South park seasons given out by McTav. (How could mctav have known anyway?… Or did he know)
Go to hell, you and the rest of the crappy MediaDefender supporters.

Comment on Flattered by pirates by erdgeist erdgeist Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:14:29 +0000 Jipp, fixed, thanks!

Comment on Flattered by pirates by Punker Punker Sat, 07 Aug 2010 22:38:41 +0000 Das heisst “Sternburg”, nicht “SternburgER”.
“Merke Dir – Sternburg Bier!”
Steht auch auf dem Kasten.

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Comment on Opentracker running at ThePirateBay by erdgeist erdgeist Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:09:57 +0000 Just place the libowfat checkout in the same directory where your opentracker checkout is. Build libowfat first, then opentracker, done.

Comment on News from PeerGuardian and Bluetack by Ray Ray Wed, 10 Mar 2010 06:05:44 +0000 Bluetack lists are so useless…
Nexus23 ipfilterX rocks!!!

Reading an interview of these nexus23 people ,
they started it all… not Bluetack that just copied from Method who was a nexus23 mate…
So they are the pioneers , not just a rival team ,
and who would use bluetack nowadays , they are like their filters… hogs ….