First let me start with the workings of Peer Guardian, the Database is created through submissions, some good, some bad (hopefully removed when found), thus many people ar getting spooked from numerous "Connection Forcefully Closed" alerts when they are inaccurate submissions (possibly intentionally) One example is that I noticed Paul's Avatar is bloced by an IP in the Peer Guardian database. My Zone Alarm says the Avatar is located at picserver.proserve.nl with an IP of 18.104.22.168. Though in Peer Guardian when I load a page with Paul's Avatar it reads...
Connection forcefully closed on: 22.214.171.124 - MPAA (incl. MPAA.NL)
MPAA (incl. MPAA.NL)???? Don't think so. Ive' also found others Avatars on the board that are blocked by Peer Guardian with inaccurate hostile names.
An example of a recent post with a paranoid (or just worried) member can be read at
Just one of many I've seen on this board. There are also blocks created in Peer Guardian by simply surfing the web, should an inaccurate IP be present.
Thus I think that only IP's should be present in Peer Guardian software with a link to query someone like arin.net automatically, the same as the PG Database web page has it setup, so that when you click an IP it quereys demon.net. This would cut down on the parinoia factor of new users seeing spook names that are inaccurate such as...
Connection Forcefully Closed On 192.xx.xx.xx - YourGettingSuedTommorrow By AA
Since some of these are bad submisions, which only spook people when they see multiple blocks from the Boogie Man while simply surfing the web, why show names at all, it should just be the IP with a quicklink to the a whois database if the user wants more info...
Connection Forcefully Closed On 192.xx.xx.xx
This would cut down on the parinoia factor of new users seeing spook names that are inaccurate. People are emptying their shared folders in droves, and PG should be helping stop this, but I am starting to see that it is pushing it foward. I have talked with many people, intelligent and not, who ask "Holy shit PG blocked 400 hits yesterday from the AA, maybe I should lay low for awhile". Truth is it wasn't the AA at all it was someones avatar on the KLite forum or whatever. Another shared foler emptied though.
I would say that I was dissapointed when the new KL++ did not have logging for the IP blocking, but now after thinking about it, I am glad it dosen't. It's simpler. Lets you have some security without scaring the shit out of you.
Truth is even I found the Peer Guardian hesteria disturbing at first. The names SHOULD be removed, since it is counter productive in the whole concept of what Peer Guardian is supposed to accomplish...
Make people feel a little more secure, not scare the shit out of them.
Please State In a Response 1 or 2 Weather You Wish To...
1. - Have Only IP Ranges With A Quick Link To A Whois
2. - Keep The Boogie Man Names