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Bittorrent IP Blocklists

What is a Torrent IP Blocklist?

A torrent IP blocklist is simply a giant database of IP addresses that you tell your torrent client (uTorrent, Vuze…) not to connect to. There many different blocklists, and IP’s tend to get included in a blocklist for a variety of reasons:

  • Non-Residential IP address
  • Schools/Universities
  • Known torrent monitoring companies
  • ‘Suspicious’ activity from an IP address

The idea behind torrent blocklists is if you can create a list of all the ‘BAD’ IP addresses, then you can only connect to ‘safe’ peers.

Any connection from a ‘blocked’ peer will be refused, and they won’t be able to connect to you to download/seed torrent files.

Visit the BitTorrent page for a centralized listing of various torrent links and downloads that I’ve cherry picked.

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