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prestonlewis
Premium,MVM
join:2003-04-13
Sacramento, CA

Net2EZ owned by MediaDefender

Today, while torrenting, I noticed my Peer Guardian was simply being bombarded with inward requests for something from a company labeled Net2EZ. I Googled them and discovered their IPs are registered under a name that appears to make them look like a LA art company but their real owner is MediaDefender (not a friend). For 2 hours I watched Net2EZ continually bombard my computer with requests for data while Peer Guardian blocked it. I finally got sick of the whole thing and set up a block in my router to stop any data from 72.172.85.1 through 72.172.95.254 from even getting past my router.

I did see when Googling Net2EZ that other people have noticed this "bombardment" of requests, more than once per second from this IP which uses a number of different IP addresses within the range given above and different port numbers.


Doctor Four
My other vehicle is a TARDIS
Premium
join:2000-09-05
Dallas, TX
I haven't really seen any of MD's Net2EZ ranges on Azureus;
it likely depends on what torrents you are downloading/
seeding. They must not be all that interested in unlicensed
anime, as that is what I primarily download on BitTorrent.

I see Algerie Telecom in the 41.221.16.0-41.221.19.255 range
hitting much more often than most others on BT.

I normally don't use PG in Azureus, but rather load the
blocklist directly into its IP filters. That way if a false
positive (which are quite common) block on a given torrent
occurs, I can exclude it. (But I never exclude any of the
major anti-p2p enforcers, such as BayTSP, MediaDefender,
Macrovision, MediaSentry and so on).

WinMX, on the other hand is a different story. The MD
Net2EZ ranges bombard Primary users there quite often,
mostly from the 72.172.89.x and 72.172.91.x ranges.
--
"The trouble with computers, of course, is that they are very sophisticated idiots." - Doctor Who (from Robot)


Doctor Four
My other vehicle is a TARDIS
Premium
join:2000-09-05
Dallas, TX
reply to prestonlewis
MediaDefender are definitely bombarding WinMX users with
attempted secondary connections (fake file servers) quite
heavily tonight. I was online from about 6 PM to 10:25 PM,
and had over 7000 hits in my firewall packet logs from them.
That's the most I've ever seen.
--
"The trouble with computers, of course, is that they are very sophisticated idiots." - Doctor Who (from Robot)