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youhavedownloaded.com - See what torrents your IP has downloaded

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by cwerdna, Dec 16, 2011.

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  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Senior Member

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    To quote from someone on TiVocommunity...


    There obviously might be false alarms and stuff missed due to dynamic IPs though...
  2. macmaster05

    macmaster05 Senor Member

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    Hmmm nothing for me.
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    bisco cookie crumbler

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    what are torrants?
  4. cwerdna

    cwerdna Senior Member

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    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent]BitTorrent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
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    cwerdna Senior Member

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    While I'm sure that majority of BT traffic is for pirated content, there are definitely legitimate uses. IIRC, even VMware encouraged people to download VMs via BT. Here's an example: Browser Appliance | Virtual Appliance Marketplace. I had to download a few via this method to prep for a job interview w/them long ago.

    Revision3 supposedly uses it to distribute their own content but their became victim to a denial of service attack: Revision3 > Blog > Inside the Attack that Crippled Revision3.
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    JimboPalmer Nadir of Wrongness

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    It shows no torrents, so it is accurate for me.
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    caffeinekid Duct Tape Extraordinaire

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    I love the random XXX grab. Nice touch. No spoof is complete without it. This kind of reminds me of the old wheresmyspouse.com gag where it would generate what appeared to be your spouse engaged in compromising situations at various locales. Nothing is sacred when it comes to "the internets".
  9. cwerdna

    cwerdna Senior Member

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    I do wonder if the data is legit. It would be interesting to know if some folks who do actively use BT w/a static IP or put in one of the dynamic ones they've been assigned have at least a few of the files they've downloaded listed.

    At Contact us | You Have Downloaded - We show what you downloaded, it says


    Or, it's possible that we all, including Steve Gibson have all been punked...
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    Torrents are a great way to distribute free, open source software - then the group producing it doesn't have to pay out the nose to host it!
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    Yep. Also good for legit video content and virtual machine distribution. The latter can be hundreds of megs in size.

    From BitTorrent downloads linked to RIAA, DHS IP addresses | InSecurity Complex - CNET News


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    Unfortunately it relies on people seeding, which becomes hard when carriers are trottling.

    Thankfully IP owners are slowly (too slowly!) starting to figuring out that piracy is a service problem and that they can prevent privacy by offering better service than pirates, such as netflix, hulu and so on, which beats searching the dark parts of the net for torrents.
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    Hmm it shows some real activity for me. I suspect someone on you IP address has in fact been downloading porn.
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    I have a static IP and do roughly 250GB/mo down and 2.8TB/mo up with many of them being Revision3 torrents as well as old TV shows (I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, and so on).

    When I search my static IP I get 2 of the torrents I have actually downloaded out of the 389 from just this month.

    November:
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    December:
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    It shows no torrents, so it's wrong for me. Torrents are not necessarily evil. As pointed out above, BT is a great way to transfer large files. I run an FTP server, which we sometimes use for big file transfers, but the asymmetrical nature of most Internet connections renders that fairly slow.

    Tom
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    Well, someone put a lot of words in my mouth I never wrote.
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    Just sell it on craigslist.