Monsuco's Blog

Saturday, January 28, 2006


PeerGuardian 2

I would like to mention my love of this well known program, Peer Guardian 2 which can block "bad" IP's from accessing your computer. It isn't perfect, but it helps. It can prevent people such as the RIAA, MPAA, hackers, advertising companies, spyware companies, and other bastards from connecting to your PC. I wouldn't rely on it to let you safely DL 1,000 songs, but it reduces your risk of your PC being probed. It won't work on MUTE, because MUTE doesn't use direct IP connections, but Gnutella (used by Limewire, Bearshare, and some other clients), Fast Track (used by Kazaa, Grokster, and many others), Bittorrent (used with anything that uses .torrent files), and OpenNap (used for Lobster, Gaim's Napster Protocol, and some others). It will also prevent those bad IPs from probing your computer's ports.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home


October 2005   November 2005   January 2006   February 2006   March 2006   April 2006   May 2006   June 2006   July 2006   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   January 2007   February 2007  

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike2.5 License.

Blogger, your own personal online journal Firefox Web Browser Thunderbird E-mail client FrostWire P2PAzureus, the most powerful Bit Torrent client around!