Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Why Would Riaa Be Stupid Enough To Use Its Own Ips

  1. #1
    just a thought...

    why would RIAA be stupid enough to use its own IPs to find people who share files on P2P networks? :confused:

    which leads to my question: if the answer to the above is no, does peerguardian really work?


    sorry... just had to ask...

  2. File Sharing   -   #2
    iMartin's Avatar ♥Home Grown♥ BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    BFE
    Posts
    1,912
    im not really for sure why they would use their own IPs, but what else is left, one way or another we would find the ips, and block them, and to asnwer your 2nd question, yes PeerGuardian does work.



  3. File Sharing   -   #3
    the RIAA (or any similary organization) can easily download PeerGuardian, take a look at the IP list and choose an alternative IP/provider who is NOT on the list...
    or are they required by law to disclose whichever IP they're using, during an investigation for a possible lawsuit?

  4. File Sharing   -   #4
    iMartin's Avatar ♥Home Grown♥ BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    BFE
    Posts
    1,912
    Theres so many ranges and ips on there, that they would prolly have a hard time finding a new spot for their new ip, and im not for sure if they have to disclose any thing during an investagation, prolly not though.



  5. File Sharing   -   #5
    Damnatory's Avatar OTL BT Rep: +6BT Rep +6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Age
    34
    Posts
    2,270
    Originally posted by creamypanda@26 June 2003 - 20:15
    does peerguardian really work?
    Very well, in fact, teh first 2 days I used it, PeerGuardian forcefully closed over 2000 MediaForce IP's. Now that I have been using it a few days, Its only forcefully closed a few IP's. I guess they are learning their lesson.

  6. File Sharing   -   #6
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    2,397
    PG is crap I cant beileve people think it works it has never been proven how do we know where blocking the right IPS anyway?

    most of the time the block are innocent people

  7. File Sharing   -   #7
    Poster
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    1,233
    Originally posted by creamypanda+26 June 2003 - 14:23--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (creamypanda &#064; 26 June 2003 - 14:23)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>the RIAA (or any similary organization) can easily download PeerGuardian, take a look at the IP list and choose an alternative IP/provider who is NOT on the list...&nbsp;
    or are they required by law to disclose whichever IP they&#39;re using, during an investigation for a possible lawsuit?[/b]
    I think it&#39;s been well-played out that the RIAA is stuck in the past as far as technology issues are concerned.

    For the most part, they&#39;re not using their primary servers and ip ranges, but they seem to be contracting out the work to the &#39;usual suspects&#39;:
    BayTSP
    Cyveillance
    Cogent
    Dotster.com
    MediaForce
    MediaDefender
    NetPD
    OverPeer
    Retspan (Napster spelled backwards)
    Vidius

    Quite a lot of information can be found out about these companies, as they are ADVERTISING their ability to do copyright violation searches. Some even hint at their methods...

    Once these companies are known, finding the ip ranges associated with them can be as easy as seeing what ip address their websites are on, then plugging that ip address into a WHOIS lookup or other specialized DNS functions offer by various ISPs. However, this may only be their &#39;primary&#39; range -- not the range which they do their &#39;dirty work&#39; out of.

    So to find other ranges requires a bit more hit-and-miss, like spotting suspicious behavior from an ip address -- then plugging THAT into a WHOIS and seeing what company name pops out. After doing this for awhile, the answers won&#39;t seem so surprising...

    They&#39;ve been demanding special protection from accidental damage they do to people&#39;s computers and networks from the US government, but they&#39;ve already been ACTIVELY disruting the file-sharing networks for some time&#33; I don&#39;t mean by scanning people&#39;s computers for &#39;copyrighted materials&#39; -- they&#39;re also using specialized software which knocks out (crashes or at least seriously slows down) file-sharing network hubs either by purpose or by accident (due to requests-per-second overloads).<!--QuoteBegin-adthomp
    @26 June 2003 - 21:11
    PG is crap I cant beileve people think it works it has never been proven how do we know where blocking the right IPS anyway?

    most of the time the block are innocent people
    [/quote]Some of us have put in some serious effort into blocking bad ip ranges -- and this includes doing research into what ip ranges a company has leashed.

    This also includes monitoring of actual hostile activity both on the fasttrack network AND on other file-sharing networks.

    What&#39;s SCARY is when we find a hostile ip range that has no trouble jumping networks and doing really bad things on all of them -- like I&#39;ve found in the 38.144.x.x ip range. They almost single-handedly shut down the Gnutella network due to their VERY aggressive activities and I&#39;ve blocked ips in that range which were trying to connect to my Kazaa computer. I&#39;ve heard from others (in the BearShare forums) that these hostiles are working off 10 Mbits and faster connections -- not something the average home user is likely to have... although blocking a legitimate user in that range would be a big loss. However, the entire web block is owned by an ISP that is anti-p2p file sharing and any legitimate user probably wouldn&#39;t be running file-sharing software for very long&#33;

    I&#39;ve been trying to map out many ISPs as well as &#39;hostiles&#39; so as to not accidentally block legitimate users.

    Work is slow when all everyone else does is bitch about how nothing&#39;s getting done.

  8. File Sharing   -   #8
    Originally posted by adthomp@27 June 2003 - 02:11
    PG is crap I cant beileve people think it works it has never been proven how do we know where blocking the right IPS anyway?

    most of the time the block are innocent people

    well i&#39;ve successfully used pg to block connections from the mpaa, riaa and overpeer (when trading files) specifically so as far as there being no proof (i didn&#39;t get notification from my isp) i&#39;m not sure what you mean and as far as the right ips that depends upon the sources you use- having said all that you would be better off importing the ips into your firewall (pg just blocks tcp/icp connections) but not everyone has that option and i&#39;m not individually entering in each range- that&#39;s just a waste of time. so there&#39;s no need to bash what you don&#39;t understand- anyone can go around calling things crap...as for innocent ppl being blocked that&#39;s pretty funny...is it your intent to discourage ppl from taking steps to protect themselves from anti p2p groups? coz your words above say that pretty clearly...

  9. File Sharing   -   #9
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    2,397
    well i&#39;ve successfully used pg to block connections from the mpaa, riaa and overpeer (when trading files) specifically so as far as there being no proof (i didn&#39;t get notification from my isp) i&#39;m not sure what you mean and as far as the right ips that depends upon the sources you use- having said all that you would be better off importing the ips into your firewall (pg just blocks tcp/icp connections) but not everyone has that option and i&#39;m not individually entering in each range- that&#39;s just a waste of time. so there&#39;s no need to bash what you don&#39;t understand- anyone can go around calling things crap...as for innocent ppl being blocked that&#39;s pretty funny...is it your intent to discourage ppl from taking steps to protect themselves from anti p2p groups? coz your words above say that pretty clearly...
    Im not gonna argue your right I coundt care less any RIAA member can get onto any IP address and we wouldnt know&#33; PG has to many faults and we dont even know if it works

  10. File Sharing   -   #10
    Simply put, better than nothing. I&#39;ve done enough test on my own to prove it works if you have a current list, which I update once a week from PGText, currently blocking 344 ranges. If you need proof load up PG and then search for a new release, and then try to download one with low sources but high bandwidth, you may quickly notice PG blocking AVIFaker, these are the guys sharing those videos with black screens, raw bitmap images, once you attempt to download from them without PG, thus connecting, then they attempt to view and log your shared folder with your IP and whatever information they can get. Also try sharing a small jpeg file with a high profile name and see who tries to download it, interesting. I have also attempted to connect directly to some of these IP&#39;s while searching blocks and find that they immediatly start slamming back into mine and PG every 15 seconds or so.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •