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strago

join:2006-02-08
Winston, OR

[HSI] How do you block BitTorrent on router??

How do you block BitTorrent?? I'm getting multiple 'Notice of Copyright Infringement' E-mails, and every time, it says it's through BitTorrent, and it's always a port that's blocked through the router.

I'm using Ubee.

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nightshade74
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join:2004-11-06
Prattville, AL
reply to strago

Re: [HSI] How do you block BitTorrent on router??

I dont think you'll do it with a Ubee.
In a pfSense machine you'd do Layer 7 filtering.
A new-ish (gen 5 or so) Sonicwall would do it.

However neither of these is a 'simple' solution.
The better solution is to find out who on your network
is torrenting. If it's your family/room mate/etc talk
w/ them. If it's your neighbor secure your network.


mmainprize

join:2001-12-06
Houghton Lake, MI
reply to strago
What Router make/model are you using also what security software are you using, some of these have features to block or disable the use of bit-torrent software.


cork1958
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join:2000-02-26
reply to strago
Easiest way to block it is to uninstall it, or simply pull the plug or turn wireless off to any other computer running in your residence and see how long it takes for some one to say something!

How many warnings does Charter allow now a days? If you're getting multiple, you WILL be losing internet very soon!
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Jerm

join:2000-04-10
Richland, WA
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reply to strago
said by strago:

How do you block BitTorrent??

Short answer is you don't. If the BT client has encryption enabled this can be very difficult:

»howto.wired.com/wiki/Optimize_Bi···ing_ISPs
»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent···cryption

The only real guaranteed solution is block all inbound/outbound ports except 80/443 and run those through a web proxy that enforces the HTTP protocol.

Very advanced traffic shapers can pick out subtle queues to identify traffic as torrents - think of it this way - how many legitimate programs open up 200 encrypted transfers at the same time to IPs all over the world?


Dogg
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Belleville, IL
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reply to cork1958
said by cork1958:

How many warnings does Charter allow now a days? If you're getting multiple, you WILL be losing internet very soon!

Charter doesn't care. They are simply passing along the letter from the source claiming the infringement.

However, as you have gotten letters, and you know infringement is occurring, don't be surprised when you get a registered letter.
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cork1958
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If Charter doesn't care, why would they bother sending a registered letter then? Some one is caring some where.
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Dogg
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The letters are sent to Charter from the group claiming the infringement as they don't know your physical address. Charter forwards the letter to the user.

A registered letter is the letter from the law firm telling you to pay or go to court.

Two different letters for two different, although related, issues.
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