How to add multiple blocklists?

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DramaLLama
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How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby DramaLLama » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:51 pm

How can I add multiple blocklists and which ones should I add?

x190
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby x190 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:51 am

Transmission Help:

What is a blocklist?

"Transmission can block specific peers by utilizing a blocklist. An internet address for a blocklist file containing a list of IP addresses can be entered (Preferences -> Peers) and configured to auto-update weekly. Blocklists can also be manually added into ~/Library/Application Support/Transmission.

The internet address may be to a text file or compressed file. Most standard compression formats are supported, including ZIP."

Use a text format for manual list additions. Choice of blocklists is yours to make.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7390&p=36006&hilit=multiple+blocklists#p36006
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AryMacky
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby AryMacky » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:15 am

Here is the FOOL PROOF WAY TO DO IT! ;)
I used info from the boards here and some forums and i've made a little something for you. These are the same steps i took and successfully have multiple peer blocker lists. AND THEY ARE WORKING SUCCESSFULLY! :D
Go to: http://www.iblocklist.com/lists.php

1. copy the URL link you desire from i-blocklist.com (its the link on the far right column- not the websites link!!!) http://img215.imageshack.us/i/iblocklist.png/
2. open transmission -> preferences -> peers http://img820.imageshack.us/i/transmissionh.png/
3. paste the url into the URL bar and click "update" (download should be visible)
4. On mac finder bar (no program selected) click on "go" -> "go to folder"
5. enter " ~/Library/Application Support/Transmission " http://img846.imageshack.us/i/gotofile.png/
6. select the blocklist folder *(notice that there is only one "blocklist.bin" folder? That is the blocklist of the current URL that you pasted into Transmission. Transmission will always make this file the generic URL updated .bin file) You don't want that unless you plan on just having one blocklist.
7. click and drag the blocklist out of the folder and onto your desktop! Rename it "(any name) blocklist.bin"

8. Rinse and repeat for the other blocklist URLs you wish to use from the site. (i used 6) And also, whenever you finish with however many URLs you use, close Transmission before going to step 9.

*** Side Note: because you are doing this via transmission and not a program (peerguardian, peerblocker, etc.) you do not have to worry about it blocking IPs when you go about your daily computer routine. THIS JUST AFFECTS TRANSMISSION AND WHO YOUR PEERS ARE!!! :)

**Basically by doing this (took me 10 mins to do 6 blocklists-not bad) you are having transmission do the necessary conversion technique and are not leaving any chance to human error. Let the program do this for you! No errors whatsoever when you do it this way.

9. After you have done this for your desired blocklists (making sure each has a different name before the affix "-blocklist.bin", then go back to the blocklist folder (step 4 & 5)
10. click and drag each renamed " -blocklist.bin" file (on ur desktop) back into the folder. http://img839.imageshack.us/i/renamedbins.png/
11. Open up transmission, select "window" -> "message log" http://img251.imageshack.us/i/transmssg.png/ (click on the bottom left of that window and select "info" instead of "error" or "debug" http://img64.imageshack.us/i/transmission3.png/ and look at the status of your peer block list. It should say on the right-hand side: peer blacklist "level 1blocklist.bin" has 213046 inquiries (ip addresses) and so on so forth- for the other blocklists you may have added. http://img339.imageshack.us/i/transmission2.png/

I hope this helps all of you none-source-code-knowing, easy-way-around-it, mac loving folks! Cheers! :))

If you don't understand the steps, they're pretty straight forward. Just go at each one SLOWLY and you will be taken care of. Trust me. :)
Why I use Transmission for Mac?
  • To preserve things that are being lost to history.
  • To help encourage the sales of certain works- not the theft of them.

AryMacky
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby AryMacky » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:29 am

DramaLLama wrote:How can I add multiple blocklists and which ones should I add?


On the iblocklist.com site, I highly recommend (because i assume this is for torrenting needs only), you use Bluetack's lists (transmission's previous blocklist company before the update) called "level 1" and my personal favorite, TBG's lists (specifically "Primary Threat").
I also included the IPs from China and Russia since hackers are prominent from that region- also a separate list themselves on the website. Check it out for yourself! :D
Also, make sure you ABSOLUTELY use the blocklist "badpeers" from Bluetack. That is essential in my opinion.

So go to the website, copy the URLs next to each blocklist, do the steps i wrote for you and voila.

**DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINKS AND SELECT SAVE AS or else the steps will not work. Copy and paste each URL. It'll work that way. I tried clicking and saving the .gz files into the blocklist folder and pff, error after error. Don't do it. Goodluck!
Why I use Transmission for Mac?
  • To preserve things that are being lost to history.
  • To help encourage the sales of certain works- not the theft of them.

x190
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby x190 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:47 am

Or simply d/l 'em and unzip and stick them all in text form into the blocklists folder at once. Restart Transmission.
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DramaLLama
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby DramaLLama » Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:27 pm

AryMacky wrote:Here is the FOOL PROOF WAY TO DO IT! ;)
I used info from the boards here and some forums and i've made a little something for you. These are the same steps i took and successfully have multiple peer blocker lists. AND THEY ARE WORKING SUCCESSFULLY! :D
Go to: http://www.iblocklist.com/lists.php

1. copy the URL link you desire from i-blocklist.com (its the link on the far right column- not the websites link!!!) http://img215.imageshack.us/i/iblocklist.png/
2. open transmission -> preferences -> peers http://img820.imageshack.us/i/transmissionh.png/
3. paste the url into the URL bar and click "update" (download should be visible)
4. On mac finder bar (no program selected) click on "go" -> "go to folder"
5. enter " ~/Library/Application Support/Transmission " http://img846.imageshack.us/i/gotofile.png/
6. select the blocklist folder *(notice that there is only one "blocklist.bin" folder? That is the blocklist of the current URL that you pasted into Transmission. Transmission will always make this file the generic URL updated .bin file) You don't want that unless you plan on just having one blocklist.
7. click and drag the blocklist out of the folder and onto your desktop! Rename it "(any name) blocklist.bin"

8. Rinse and repeat for the other blocklist URLs you wish to use from the site. (i used 6) And also, whenever you finish with however many URLs you use, close Transmission before going to step 9.

*** Side Note: because you are doing this via transmission and not a program (peerguardian, peerblocker, etc.) you do not have to worry about it blocking IPs when you go about your daily computer routine. THIS JUST AFFECTS TRANSMISSION AND WHO YOUR PEERS ARE!!! :)

**Basically by doing this (took me 10 mins to do 6 blocklists-not bad) you are having transmission do the necessary conversion technique and are not leaving any chance to human error. Let the program do this for you! No errors whatsoever when you do it this way.

9. After you have done this for your desired blocklists (making sure each has a different name before the affix "-blocklist.bin", then go back to the blocklist folder (step 4 & 5)
10. click and drag each renamed " -blocklist.bin" file (on ur desktop) back into the folder. http://img839.imageshack.us/i/renamedbins.png/
11. Open up transmission, select "window" -> "message log" http://img251.imageshack.us/i/transmssg.png/ (click on the bottom left of that window and select "info" instead of "error" or "debug" http://img64.imageshack.us/i/transmission3.png/ and look at the status of your peer block list. It should say on the right-hand side: peer blacklist "level 1blocklist.bin" has 213046 inquiries (ip addresses) and so on so forth- for the other blocklists you may have added. http://img339.imageshack.us/i/transmission2.png/

I hope this helps all of you none-source-code-knowing, easy-way-around-it, mac loving folks! Cheers! :))

If you don't understand the steps, they're pretty straight forward. Just go at each one SLOWLY and you will be taken care of. Trust me. :)
Definitely the easiest method for someone new to transmission and OS X as I am. Thanks!

AryMacky
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby AryMacky » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:12 am

Haha no problem Lama! ;)
Why I use Transmission for Mac?
  • To preserve things that are being lost to history.
  • To help encourage the sales of certain works- not the theft of them.

twiggles
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby twiggles » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:34 pm

hi, thanks for the post, I have done all of the above and the blocklists do show in the message log, but nothing show's in the url bar under preferences, so how do I update all these lists in the future? thanks :)

x190
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby x190 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:09 am

Hi twiggles! :)

Only one blocklist can be auto-updated by Transmission. It is up to you to select that url and insert it yourself. Your other blocklists have to be manually updated by inserting current lists in text form into the Blocklist folder and restarting Transmission.

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AryMacky
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby AryMacky » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:11 am

Twiggles,
x190 is absolutely correct on this one. While you have the abiilty to now add multiple blocklists, they will not be updated automatically. If you opt to go with the insert url and have transmission update that one, it will. But that is not desirable for me as i need corporate and bad peer lists blocked.
Why I use Transmission for Mac?
  • To preserve things that are being lost to history.
  • To help encourage the sales of certain works- not the theft of them.

twiggles
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby twiggles » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:22 pm

ok got it.. thanks alot guys! :D

cbri
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby cbri » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:56 pm

I know this post is a bit old but hopefully someone will see it. I have tried ary's walkthrough but when i get to the log i dont show anything blocking

2011-11-30 13:47:34 -0500 session.c:718 [Info] Transmission: Transmission 2.42 (13013) started
2011-11-30 13:47:34 -0500 rpc-server.c:803 [Info] RPC Server: Adding address to whitelist: 127.0.0.1
2011-11-30 13:47:34 -0500 tr-dht.c:309 [Info] DHT: Generating new id
2011-11-30 13:47:35 -0500 natpmp.c:72 [Info] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): initnatpmp succeeded (0)
2011-11-30 13:47:35 -0500 natpmp.c:72 [Info] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): sendpublicaddressrequest succeeded (2)
2011-11-30 13:47:35 -0500 rpc-server.c:803 [Info] RPC Server: Adding address to whitelist: 127.0.0.1
2011-11-30 13:47:35 -0500 port-forwarding.c:93 [Info] Port Forwarding: State changed from "Not forwarded" to "Starting"
2011-11-30 13:47:43 -0500 natpmp.c:72 [Info] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): readnatpmpresponseorretry succeeded (0)
2011-11-30 13:47:43 -0500 natpmp.c:141 [Info] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): Found public address "10.1.10.60"
2011-11-30 13:47:43 -0500 natpmp.c:72 [Info] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): sendnewportmappingrequest succeeded (12)
2011-11-30 13:47:43 -0500 natpmp.c:72 [Info] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): readnatpmpresponseorretry succeeded (0)
2011-11-30 13:47:43 -0500 natpmp.c:221 [Info] Port Forwarding (NAT-PMP): Port 51413 forwarded successfully
2011-11-30 13:47:43 -0500 port-forwarding.c:93 [Info] Port Forwarding: State changed from "Starting" to "Forwarded"
2011-11-30 13:48:11 -0500 tr-dht.c:247 [Info] DHT: Attempting bootstrap from dht.transmissionbt.com

this doesnt look right. any help?

cbri
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby cbri » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:58 pm

disregard.... im an idiot disregard that to

x190
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby x190 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:20 am

cbri wrote:disregard.... im an idiot disregard that to


Gotcha! Thanks for the chuckle. :)
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maniacal
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Re: How to add multiple blocklists?

Postby maniacal » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:13 pm

i have no block bin folder in the folder...if that makes sense? i am totally new to apple...i have used jdownloader with peerblock/windows with great success..but i am lost here. the views shown here are not at all what my transmission looks like i do not have a preferences in the app itself? where is it?...and i cannot figure out how to add block lists..or incorporate them into transmission. totally lost here.


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