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September 04, 2010, 12:18:07 AM
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Hi, im new here. Will PeerBlock cause any problems when recieveing coins?
I have made two ip adresses allowed permanently so I have loaded all blocks (77930) and I currently have 8 connections.

1. Detected AP2P on Amazon EC2 cloud 174.129.177.67:8333
2. IBM Global Network Europe 195.212.29.67:8333

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September 04, 2010, 05:12:48 AM
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PeerBlock is useless. Every entry in the blocklist is based entirely on rumor and paranoia. Large sections of AT&T and Comcast are blocked, which prevents you from communicating with many typical consumers. BlueTack (the provider of PeerBlock and PeerGuardian blocklists) once accidentally blocked its own server; they are totally incompetent. Using a blocklist that randomly blocks half of all IP addresses would be safer.

Everything should work as long as PeerBlock doesn't lie (silently block data) when it blocks a connection. Bitcoin will try other addresses.

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September 05, 2010, 01:27:39 AM
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As long as you are able to make at least one connection to one good node then things are fine. As the other have said, don't use PeerBlock or anything like that. I know that a lot of people use blocking software like that to "protect" them when downloading torrents, but the fact of the matter is that the RIAA/MPAA/BSA/etc just grab the list of peers from the tracker and send DMCAs to their ISPs. It doesn't matter what you run, if you download a torrent, your IP is on that list for everyone to see.
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September 06, 2010, 02:51:32 PM
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Whilst I agree that PeerBlock is mostly unnecessary when using Bitcoin, It may become increasing more useful as the Bitcoin network expands.

It would even be possible to create a 'Bitcoin blocking list' for know 'bad nodes'.

The 'default' blocking lists are mostly outdated and excessive, I agree. It's important to use the correct 'blocking lists' for your activity and to create your own custom lists. You can simply use it as powerful addition to your firewall. I often use it on my windows PC to help block Microsoft. Cheesy

Here is a better custom list source: I-Blocklist - http://www.iblocklist.com/lists.php

@ aceat64. Maybe try using Tor ( or another proxy system ) and always delete all trackers before you connect ( only works with DHT, etc. ofc).

P.S. I realize this upsets some Tor exit node operators, although as Torrent clients like Vuze incorporate Tor usage options (and I have also run an exit node) I don't see much of a problem with it. Just respect the exit node operators with acceptable usage.

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September 14, 2010, 02:01:04 AM
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It doesn't matter what you run, if you download a torrent, your IP is on that list for everyone to see.


Actually, if you use a torrent proxy, such as BTGuard, your IP doesn't show up in that list.
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September 14, 2010, 04:07:30 AM
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Whilst I agree that PeerBlock is mostly unnecessary when using Bitcoin, It may become increasing more useful as the Bitcoin network expands.

It would even be possible to create a 'Bitcoin blocking list' for know 'bad nodes'.

That's not a bad idea...  Market blacklisting of bad traders...

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September 14, 2010, 03:41:24 PM
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I don't really think that's a good idea. A censored currency?

Besides that I don't think it  is really possible. Both IP and BC addresses can easily be changed. In the end you'd most likely block good nodes too.

I also don't think it is really necessary as everyone will try to build reputation anyway. If you want to do do something against scamming it would be better to create instances of verification or report their domains to scamming sites.

It is pretty hard to determine who's a bad trader in both ways. One could simply pissed off, because he misread, didn't understand what the product/services really was or even just wants him to be blocked by everyone, because of being a rival or pure hate.

Completely taking away the ability to trade doesn't seem like a good solution to me. Bitcoin shouldn't enforce laws.

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