Bittorrent IP Blocklists

In addition to using a VPN service, as an extra precaution I’ve been using the blocklist feature of my bittorrent clients and have several available. So if you’re interested, take your pick. I use biglist.p2p. Some clients allow the actual URL in the textbox, others need you to download and specify the filesystem location.

https://sysinfo.io/download/blocklist/biglist.p2p

https://sysinfo.io/download/blocklist/badpeers-blocklist.p2p

https://sysinfo.io/download/blocklist/pedophile-blocklist.p2p

https://sysinfo.io/download/blocklist/wael.list.p2p

 

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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.

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