Peer Guardian already has many IP addresses blocked that are used by the MPAA to spread fake torrents and to record IP addresses of the peers that download the torrents.Blocklist distinguishes the following categories: ads, edu,game,gov, p2p,phishing, spam and spy.
Peer Guardian is a free and open source IP address blocking software programs capable of blocking incoming and outgoing addresses. It is usefull when on P2P networks because it blocks the RIAA, MPAA and other evile empires from seeing you. # # You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License # along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software # Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA # testdescription # #CONFIGURATION # Make sure PG_ETC points to the directory where # you want to put your downloaded blocklists. " merged.p2b.p2p | grep -v -i "Microsoft" | grep -v "Google" merged.p2b.p2mv merged.p2b.p2merged.p2b.p2p mv $PG_LIST $PG_LIST.backup mv merged.p2b.p2p $PG_LIST mv $PG_LOG $PG_LOG.backup echo "Starting Peer Guardian" peerguardnf -h -m -d -c "$PG_CONF" -l "$PG_LOG" endscript 0 ;; 'stop') echo "Stopping Peer Guardian" killall peerguardnf &1 endscript 0 ;; 'restart') cd "$PG_ETC" # check if blockfiles were updated: UPDATED="" for i in $BLOCKLISTS ; do TIMESTAMP=0 if [ -e $i.$SUFFIX ] ; then TIMESTAMP=`stat --format=%y $i.$SUFFIX` echo "File $i.$SUFFIX last updated $TIMESTAMP" TIMESTAMP=`stat --format=%Y $i.$SUFFIX` fi wget -N $URL/$i.$SUFFIX if [ `stat --format=%Y $i.$SUFFIX` -gt $TIMESTAMP ] ; then UPDATED=$i fi done # if none of the blockfiles were updated: if [ -z $UPDATED ] ; then echo "No blocklists needed updating." echo "Stopping Peer Guardian" killall peerguardnf &1 mv $PG_LOG $PG_LOG.backup sleep 4 echo "Starting Peer Guardian" peerguardnf -h -m -d -c "$PG_CONF" -l "$PG_LOG" endscript 0 fi # if any blockfiles were updated: for i in $BLOCKLISTS ; do gunzip -c $i.$SUFFIX $i.$SUFFIX2 BLOCKLISTSCAT="$BLOCKLISTSCAT $i.$SUFFIX2" done cat $BLOCKLISTSCAT | peerguardnf -f merged.p2b.p2p for i in $BLOCKLISTS ; do rm $i.$SUFFIX2 done # uncomment below to unblock Yahoo! You will notice in the script that connections to Yahoo, Microsoft and Google are allowed.
Using this programme is the safest way to make sure that privacy is protected when using P2P and a large number of people from all around the world are already taking advantage of it for both personal and professional use while various blacklisted IP addresses are also included in the package.
However using this type of programme is not exactly instinctive and anyone who wants to take full advantage of it may find that they need to spend a little bit of time playing around with it before they can use it to full effect.
It is unclear at this point in time if this is due to technical difficulties or because the project has been canceled.
We have uploaded the latest working version of Peer Guardian 2, Peer Guardian 2.0 RC1 Test 2, to our servers.