Block RIAA and other harmful IP's, with your firewall

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by chaos945, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    I was searching around the internet and I noticed a program called PeerGuardian, seeing it before but not paying close attention I lazily downloaded and installed it to see if it was any good. Besides the gigantic footprint, it appeared to be a reasonable app, which maintains a list of banned IP's designated by the author(s).

    Not only these organizations but many others.

    Now the thing about it is you can export this list and import it directly into any popular firewalls that support custom filters!

    After further research I came back with a program called ZAUpdate specifically built for ZoneAlarm Pro* users. By backing up the xml file used to store user preferences in ZoneAlarm Pro the program combines the database used in PeerGuardian and creates rules so you don't have to import them all, which would take FOREVER. So you can keep your banned IP's list up to date and not worry about doing everything manually yourself. PeerGuardian itself has the feature to export its list aswell.

    To summarize, by exporting the database and combining it into the custom filters list of your firewall, you effectively block out these harmful sites without having to run a 3rd party apps or built in blockers such the one included in the KazaaLite versions, which I might add utilizes the PeerGuardian database file itself.

    Listed below is the ZAUpdate site, PeerGuardian and a handy online filter conversion site (Azureus support is on this page!)

    ZAUpdate Homepage
    PeerGuardian
    Filter Conversion
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  3. allbusiness

    allbusiness on drukqs

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    wow, nice find... many thanks, i switched to ZA just to use this ^_^
     
  4. belveder

    belveder OSNN Senior Addict

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    I tried ZA once but it slowed my browsing down to much, then again that was on my old Celeron 850. Is it still known for slowing down browsing? My ISP reccomends against using it for some strange reason
     
  5. fantasi

    fantasi My Yngy is My HoneY! Folding Team

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    which ISP is that belveder? get other firewalls like tiny or somethin to protect. Better something then nothing in my book.
     
  6. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    You could use another firewall and benefit from this.
     
  7. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    That filter conversion site is awesome. This beats the hell out of using that resource hog peerguardian..
     
  8. allbusiness

    allbusiness on drukqs

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    well trend micro internet security's firewall sucked in my opinion

    so better to switch anyway