Block List URL ?

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TheJTizzle
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Block List URL ?

Postby TheJTizzle » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:31 pm

Just updated and see the auto update block list is now all manual based... :( Can any one share a URL to get a block list like before since there isn't one by default now. Thanks.

Jordan
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Re: Block List URL ?

Postby Jordan » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:00 pm

One reason for removing the default was because the Transmission team doesn't really know what goes into those blocklists. For the same reason, I can't recommend a blocklist in the forums.

If you Google for "blocklist" and "URL" you'll quickly find several that you can evaluate and decide for yourself.

yann
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Re: Block List URL ?

Postby yann » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:35 pm

I googled it and I found a few lists but I keep on getting the same error when I try to update it: "the specified blocklist file did not contain any valid rules" but from what I can tell the files inside is in the "p2p" file format that Transmission is supposed to support... ?

If you feel you can't recommend any specific list, at least could you provide an example of how someone would load a list of his/her choice like this one: http://www.iblocklist.com/list.php?list=bt_level1

Thanks!! :)

oldguy
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Block List URL for non-geeks

Postby oldguy » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:36 pm

I'm sorry -- but the easy-to-use-just-works thing just got blown outa the water. :shock: I've done your requested search and tried a buncha things that just didn't work ---- like list manager programs with mystery setups and for the other guys platforms --- my mail program failing due to blocks --- time-outs -- failed to update ---- :x

If you don't like us using your bandwidth --- how about as a default redirecting us to the source of whatever you used to use. No, I don't know how effective that 200k+ list was ---- but it beats "zero" and it did not interfere with my other stuff. If the tech-heads think they have something better -- good for them -- and for you for letting them "go for it" ---- but please don't leave us mere mortal users hanging --- :cry:

zoomer
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Re: Block List URL ?

Postby zoomer » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:08 am

Some people at http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19378/transmission found a couple of URLs that work.

ScottishCaptain
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Re: Block List URL ?

Postby ScottishCaptain » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:17 am

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


That's where the original Transmission used to point to (pre 2.11 I think). Chuck that in your URL field, whack return, then press [Update].

-SC

super-poussin
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Re: Block List URL ?

Postby super-poussin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:15 pm

does this one no more works :

http://update.tra...gz ???????????

Jordan
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Re: Block List URL ?

Postby Jordan » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:32 pm

super-poussin: that one will stay alive only until the spring linux distro cycle. Older versions of Transmission don't allow the blocklist URL to be edited, so I I remove the link now it'll break things for all the Linux users running 2.04.

I would not recommend that URL because its days are numbered.

muscule_boy
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Re: Block List URL ?

Postby muscule_boy » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:21 pm

Good block lists are still available from the http://www.bluetack.co.uk site, and I was able to find at least three that currently still work. These include the following text and DAT versions:

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http://www.bluetack.co.uk/config/level1.gz
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/config/nipfilter.dat.gz
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/config/pipfilter.dat.gz


The above block lists showed the following on 2011-09-13:

    220,350 rules (level1.gz)
    250,632 rules (nipfilter.dat.gz NORMAL)
    197,298 rules (pipfilter.dat.gz PARANOID)

You can also download the above files manually from http://blocklistpro.com/download-center/p2p-ip-filters/ and http://blocklistpro.com/download-center/blocklist-pro-blocklists-mirror/ to install into a special Transmission folder as explained in the wiki at https://trac.transmissionbt.com/wiki/Blocklists. Make sure you read the IP Filters Sources list FAQ and the BISS IP Blocklists FAQ for more detailed information about these block lists. For P2P downloading, I suggest using one of either the nipfilter.dat or pipfilter.dat versions since they already contain the level1 list and more.

Please note that I used these block lists with Transmission 2.13 (11501) and the lists may not work with other Transmission versions.

Good Luck.


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