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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 04:35:04 pm »
I've decided to have another go at installing Vuze and Peerguardian for Linux
I've installed Vuse through the Ubuntu Software Library but I'm having problems with PGL now...

Step 2 isn't very hard, simply open terminal and enter:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jre-phoenix/ppa

after you go back to $ prompt, enter:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Done that...

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sudo apt-get install pgl-gui

When I enter the above command, I get;
peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$ sudo apt-get install pgl-gui
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package pgl-gui
peter@Petes-ubuntu-pc:~$

What am I missing? I cant remember how I did it last time?

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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 08:12:22 pm »
PGL only seems to be available to Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04). Most likely the reason your getting the error.
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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2012, 08:57:31 pm »
PGL only seems to be available to Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04). Most likely the reason your getting the error.

Ah, well... in that case, that's binned that idea, is there another program I could use to do the same?
Or is running Transmission with it's built in block list and then using Vuze to download torrents a worthwhile idea?
Is the claim that Vuze it the best one out there (re speed) or is that a rubbish claim.

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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2012, 04:39:32 am »
It's a rubbish claim. All torrent clients are the same essentially, some just have more junk than others. Personally I use Transmission as it's lightweight, never had a problem with it, and I've never had to use a blocklist thus far. I don't see the point really. If your that conscious about the security of your computer/ID then just don't use torrents.
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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2012, 11:13:28 am »
I'd thought as much, how can one program be different to the other when it's the source that dictates the speed of the torrent, a bit of a lame claim really.

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How come when using Transmission, or probably any other P2P program, you don't need/use a blocklist?
Is it something to do with the fact that Ubuntu (Linux) doesn’t advertise to the world that is there by stupidly opening virtually all the ports, unlike Window$?
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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2012, 01:00:35 pm »
The ports are open just like on Windows, but those ports are open on the router, so it's has nothing to do with the OS.

Like I said, if your worried about the security of your computer either stop using torrents, or lock down your routers firewall completely.
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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2012, 07:32:12 pm »
The ports are open just like on Windows, but those ports are open on the router, so it's has nothing to do with the OS.

Like I said, if your worried about the security of your computer either stop using torrents, or lock down your routers firewall completely.

It already is as I want it to be as secure as I can make it.
I've been on the portscan website and my PC came up secure but the only thing it could tell me was my IP address.

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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2012, 10:23:21 pm »
My PC is as secure as I can make it, with my limited knowledge :). All I need to be able to do now it hide my IP address, how can I do that, without Browsing with Tor as I want to use Transmission and they don't mix (do they?) and anyway, is it possible to hide my IP address and use Transmission?

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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2012, 11:25:36 pm »
In Transmission goto Edit > Preferences > Privacy.

Paste the following:

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http://www.bluetack.co.uk/config/level1.gz

Hit update.

You'll be secure from most IP sniffers, I.E. Federal agencies, copyright piracy detectors, etc.

The only way you can really "hide" your IP, is by using a proxy server, and then using that proxy server to connect to another proxy server, so that your behind several firewalls, plus have to different IP's to mask your IP.
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Re: Peerblock on Windows, whats Ubuntu's equivalent?
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2012, 12:27:52 pm »
Thanks for that, I'll have to look at how to use proxy servers as I don’t know at the mo'

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