Getting busted using torrents.

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Getting busted using torrents.

Postby AussieRodney Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:03 pm

I have been running HideAway Beta for quite some time using the "Redirect Torrent Applications" option. In the last couple of months, I have received a few of those nasty infringement notices. As far as I know, I update to the latest Beta version when it is announced. And as previously posted, I load HideAway on boot, redirect to the Netherlands, and let it sit there, fat, dumb & happy. Then and only then, I load uTorrent.

Any ideas, please?

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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby rusticdog Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:09 pm

Thanks :thumbsup

The current beta doesn't have UDP support or encryption, next beta will have UDP support. Is possible the torrent using UDP for the tracker is what got picked up.

New beta hopefully very soon
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby AussieRodney Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:28 pm

So could I simply redirect my whole computer to a USA based node?
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby rusticdog Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:31 pm

Yes you could do that. What program are you using, under Help >> About if you can note the version number too.
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby AussieRodney Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:26 pm

uTorrent (Ad-Free) 3.5.3 (build 44358) [32-bit]
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby rusticdog Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:32 pm

OK sure. In the interim, until UDP support is properly implemented, under Options >> Preferences >> BitTorrent >> switch off UDP tracker support. There's possibly two options in this section also for DHT, which I believe also use UDP so you could turn those two off and see how things go.
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby AussieRodney Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:35 pm

Thanks. It needs UDP Support to be enabled to kick off each torrent, but then choofs along nicely after that.

If I enabled "IP/Hostname to report to tracker" with the Oregon IP Address, along with UDP Tracker Support enabled, is that going to reduce my visibility?
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby rusticdog Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:44 pm

No I wouldn't alter the hostname/IP, I believe that is intended for when an incorrect (internal) IP is being sent.
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby AussieRodney Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:53 pm

Thanks even more.

I'll go with briefly enabling UDP tracker support to get downloads started and then disable it again.
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby AussieRodney Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:36 am

Update: That works like a charm. Queue them up, then switch "Enable UPD tracker support" on, wait (only needs a few seconds) until all torrents have started downloading metadata, then switch it off again.

And the far more cumbersome VPN that I paid for, which locks me out of my local network, has been put to good use on my phone.

And I don't really care if everyone thinks I'm in Oregon. It's close enough to Washington State.

Thanks for the help, rusticdog. Love your work. Looking forward to the new beta, and believe it or not, looking forward to paying for it!
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Re: Getting busted using torrents.

Postby AussieRodney Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:00 pm

AussieRodney wrote:Update: That works like a charm. Queue them up, then switch "Enable UPD tracker support" on, wait (only needs a few seconds) until all torrents have started downloading metadata, then switch it off again.


Or more accurately, wait until all torrents are showing seeds and peers. It only takes a second or two.

Quick check that "Enable UPD tracker support" is off. Cancel.
Queue them up.
Set "Enable UPD tracker support" to on.
Apply.
Set "Enable UPD tracker support" to off.
Once seeds and peers appear, OK.

Done and dusted until next time.
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