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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    anyone use it? can u tell me if it works. does it actually block MPAA & RIAA or watever? Where can i get the ips for mpaa and riaa and others? give some feedback... and btw: if this blocks ips, isn't it kinda like a firewall. i use norton personal firewall. do i still need this program?

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    Yes it does, get IP's HERE. If you want you can import the IP's into your fw which is much more effective than PG. It takes a little work, I use Zone Alarm 4.0 with the xml file.

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    Must admit I first hated PG and didtn think it worked at all I learnd how to use it propaly and add in the different IP ranges and have grown too like as far as I know me being from Australia I dont really need it and thats probaly why I was a bit ignorant about the thing at first but it does work as far as I know

    but my wuestion is how can we define what IP address the RIAA use?? how do we know that they dont use other IP address I mean how dumb are they??

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    I update my Peer Guardian almost once every 2 days...i'm not really sure exactly how the people get the RIAA's IP but i would guess maybe someone who works at at a ISP might be able to get a list of the RIAA's IP Ranges....i could be wrong...But its probably not likely that our updates are always up-to-date and block all of there IP's...does anyone know if there is a way to make Peer Guardian update itself without me having to go to the site?

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    Many of us do a variety of rsearch and submit the ranges to the PG Database, also many do resaerch, such as myself, to have bad ranges removed. They could be using ranges that we don't know, but thats no excuse to not block the ones we do know. As I said before its better than nothing, apperently the developers agreed with the new version. By the way AD, thats the longest most complete post I've ever seen you write.

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    im not sure
    Unless your sharing many many gigs of data-i wouldnt worry with k++ 2.40-

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    abu_has_the_power's Avatar I have cool stars
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    How do u add the ips with the xml thing to zonealarm?

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    Originally posted by abu_has_the_power@13 July 2003 - 06:01
    How do u add the ips with the xml thing to zonealarm?
    The one that helped me with this was dingdongding and I give him full credit...
    finalized zapro 4 xml instructions:

    if you don't have xmlspy dl

    you're going to want to click settings> folder options> view and uncheck hide file extensions for known file types- the reason is that you'll be changing xml files to text and vice versa (easy- just rename with .txt instead of .xml etc)

    1. First you need to backup your current zone alarm settings, which will create a file in the xml format.
    To do this, go to: Overview=> Preferences=> and click the backup button. Call the file backup.
    the file will now be saved as Ďbackup.xmlí in the location where you saved it, by default it saves in my documents.

    2. Copy the zone alarm pro xml dump from this site. Here is the link: (it is up to date and includes the thumbs up ranges)

    3. Then copy the list from the above link and then go to this site: and click on Security Blocklist Converter . select convert from: zone alarm to zone alarm. It will organize the information in a such a way that its easier to see where to remove the unwanted stuff, but that comes later on.

    4. Then open your backup.xml in notepad. Browse the file and you should come to point where it looks like this:

    <file extension="MHT" active="true" description="Web Archive File"/>
    <outboundMail ompEnabled="true" mailEnabled="true" maxMailSent="5" recipientEnabled="true" maxRecipients="50" interval="2" senderEnabled="false" authorizedSenders="******@***.com"/>
    <groups> </groups> <rules>
    <execute action="drop"/>


    <trusted clearOldEntries="true" defaultNetworkStatus="ask" defaultAdapterMode="off">
    <restricted clearOldEntries="true" defaultNetworkStatus="ask" defaultAdapterMode="off"> &#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;PASTE THE FILE FROM BLUETACK HERE&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; (please note you may already have ips listed here so just paste the data after the last ip entry

    5. Then paste the zone alarm pro dump from the site after its been converted (important note- only copy and paste the ip data and NOT the following: before: <zones><restricted clearOldEntries="false" defaultNetworkStatus="ask" defaultAdapterMode="off"> and after: </restricted></zones>
    and paste it under the highlighted area.

    6. Now save it and close it. And open it in XMLSPY. (there&#39;s no need to grant internet access to this program for this)

    7. Xmlspy will now tell you that the file is not well formed. the cursor will be in front of the first character that needs to be deleted, simply erase the > and then click recheck- you&#39;ll have to remove several > characters, then you come to C&D and you just delete the & and click recheck...move on to more > and the you come to Audifon Chat & Play- here you need to hit backspace twice- erasing the & and one it says ok you you need to save- pick a name that you&#39;ll know it&#39;s for the final restore- like finalxmlready

    8. Everything should be good now. (To be on the safe side turn off your modem when you&#39;re changing your firewall settings) just save it and go to: overview=>preferences=>and click the restore button in the zone alarm firewall. Load the file finalxmlready.xml and it should open a box saying loading, once its complete It should say that there were no problems. Now you need to check if thatís true, by going to the firewall=>zone section where all the rules should appear.

    credits to thunderrooster from, dr pepper from meth&#39;s pg site, and me (ddd) (finishing touches on it to be question proof lol)
    It takes a little time, but its worth the effort. You can see exactly when a block occurs if you set the alerts in ZA to high, this help identify bad ranges when surfing the web. It also blocks UDP which PG does not.

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    bluetack&#39;s new converter makes it a little easier- all the < symbols are taken out of the pg dump

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    Hey ddd, does that mean I no longer need XMLSPY, cool.

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