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Comcast said I am bad for torrenting linux. Need VPN

#21

Who else did they get that day?

I don't remember even a blip on TPB

And all i remember is stories about KAT, granted those were the only two i used so I might have jsut ignored other news

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#22

Do you honestly think that I know every torrent site on the web? :wink:
I remember going to ISOhunt, but it went down too. Then I said 'I ain't doin' this no more.'

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#23

isohunt shut down before that, they had a message up i remember. That wasn't a raid

pretty sure they just had a stick up their ass about kat

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#24

I just googled 'fbi raid of torrent sites'. Far too many stories to list, but the top story was.

"The FBI is running TPB as a honeypot to catch pirates. "
That's why TPB stayed up, once the others died, the FBI knew everyone would go to TPB and make their job easier.

Piracy, Just don't do it.

  • end of line
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#25

What does that have to do with this grand operation planned the day KAT came down?

And the letter you received?

...lol

Seems to me they had a stick up their ass about KAT

And ISO hunt came down because of a settlement not a raid. According to the wiki page

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#26

What providers are worth looking at for vps?

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#27

You live in a fucked up country, just move.

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#28

Except the FBI is just bullshitting...WHerever you live is worse than where we live lol

Your local pigs don't even need a warrant to search your shit

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#29

Nah, just make sure you do it properly. Private trackers, sites that are in regions where the U.S has no influence (sadly most of those use the Cyrillic alphabet), use a VPN etc etc.

I download a ton of stuff, listen to it or watch it, then decide what I'll buy and throw the rest away. If it wasn't for piracy, I'd probably have 40 or 50 CDs instead of the 300+ that I have now. Barely any movies or series either.
If anything, piracy caused me to spend 5K or more on music and videos that I wouldn't have spent otherwise.

As for the articles saying that TPB is ran by the FBI as a honeypot, that's a classic scare tactic to keep people from going there. Happens to every site that resurfaces after a takedown, happens to every new site, we'd be seeing massive arrests and public trials if any of that were true.

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#30

pia or vypr are my go to's.

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#31

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#32

I know you guys are smart, but never hurts to remind people.

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#33

To get back to the point of torrenting linux distros and receiving notices to stop torrenting:

To be perfectly honest here, unless you're torrenting to a remote server and downloading normally from that, your ISP can probably still tell that you're torrenting in some regard. Torrenting uses a massive number of PPS and very little comparable transfer. It can place an excessive amount of strain on last-mile service, and a lot of ISP's aren't really huge fans of that.

That's likely why you've received a cease/decist notice for your torrenting.

Eight or nine years ago, bandwidth was relatively expensive compared to today's standards, and torrenting was generally the way to go if you needed to download something large. Nowadays, most linux distros are available as a straight HTTP/FTP download, so I'd go for that if I were in your shoes.

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#34

What torrent software are you using and are you doing bidirectional encryption with it. It's the main reason I use Deluge. I recommend you to use the vpn to get the magnet torrent, then go out and use deluge to download over regular. Deluge is doing bidirectional stream encryption so they cant see what is in transit.

@Tjj226_Angel

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#35

Lol. I would have replied to that email.

"Dear Comcast,

Somebody's feeling nosy today, eh? How about you get the fuck out of my packets?

Fuck you very much.

Sincerely,
One customer who is now hunting for a new ISP"

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#36

I use Rapidseesbox. Pretty solid and reasonably cheap.

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#37

About KAT, in my country the ISP's just blocked access to the website.

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#38

Yeah, deluge and I have never gotten along. I either install it wrong, or do something wrong that causes it to be a PIA.

I use transmission which you probably already know about.

I will try deluge again.

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#39

Yeah no kidding.

Sooner or later they are going to call my anime child porn, and then its all over from there.

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#40

You just typed the magic words on the internet. It's all downhill from here. It's over.

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