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Torrents work on Computer A, Same torrents not working on Computer B


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#1 mattymattcarmichael

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:55 AM

Hello.

 

I hope this is the correct forum for this post.

 

I have what is probably a simple problem. If someone could take a minute or two and help me fix this, I would be very appreciative.

 

 

Okay my home network has two PC's wired into a router which is connected to my Cable Modem.

 

On Computer A, I can go to my favorite torrent website, copy a magnet link and paste it into Qbittorrent. Computer A connects to the trackers, starts the download and everything is hunky dory.

 

Computer A can also connect to a torrent website NotReallyTheWebsiteInReference.org with a "private" tracker, I will elaborate why that seems to relate to my issue when I explain computer B's problem.

 

http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah144/mattymattcarmichael/Connection%20Settings_zpsklrqtno9.jpg

 

http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah144/mattymattcarmichael/TrackerWorking_zpspafhnfue.jpg

 

Onto Computer B.

 

Computer B is not playing nicely.

 

Computer B, I go to my favorite torrent website, copy a magnet link and paste it into Qbittorrent. Computer B attempts to connect to trackers, then replies "Not working."

 

Computer B however, when I copy and paste a magnet link from NotReallyTheWebsiteInreference.org, attempts to connect to their private tracker and is successful in downloading.

 

 

Computer B

 

http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah144/mattymattcarmichael/Notworking2_zpskdjsfkld.jpg

 

 

http://i1379.photobucket.com/albums/ah144/mattymattcarmichael/NotWorking_zpstpvoj0po.jpg

 



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#2 mattymattcarmichael

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:54 PM

Solved my own problem. Turned out it was Avast Internet Security. Will post a work around if anyone is interested.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:09 PM

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 06:22 PM

I have read the original thread several times and I haven't seen anything that remotely suggests that OP is using Qbittorrent to defeat existing copyright or security measures.

 

Torrents and torrent clients are perfectly legal software.



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 06:55 PM

I do know that Torrent can bring some unwanted "goodies" onto one's plate as the 7-course meal entries are being passed around.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:22 AM

I have read the original thread several times and I haven't seen anything that remotely suggests that OP is using Qbittorrent to defeat existing copyright or security measures.
 
Torrents and torrent clients are perfectly legal software.

That's a bit like saying "guns don't kill people, people do"... :) :wink:


Edited by Phantom010, 09 January 2016 - 11:52 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:47 AM

VLC can be used to watch kiddie porn or other illegally downloaded content.  We should ban any discussion of media players.



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:54 AM

VLC can be used to watch kiddie porn or other illegally downloaded content.  We should ban any discussion of media players.

 

I don't make the rules. BP's Administration does... :wink: On another forum I work on, this thread would already be closed. So I'd say the rules here aren't that strict about this subject.


Edited by Phantom010, 09 January 2016 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 03:49 PM

 

VLC can be used to watch kiddie porn or other illegally downloaded content.  We should ban any discussion of media players.

 

I don't make the rules. BP's Administration does... :wink: On another forum I work on, this thread would already be closed. So I'd say the rules here aren't that strict about this subject.

 

Don't bet on it, as soon as any whiff is sensed of probable illegal activity being done on thread-starter's computer -- thread's closed.


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 04:23 PM

 

File Sharing (P2P), Torrents, Keygens, Cracks, Warez, and Pirated Software are a Security Risk

The practice of using any torrent, file sharing, peer-to-peer (P2P) program (i.e. Limewire, eMule, Kontiki, BitTorrent, BitComet, uTorrent, BitLord, BearShare, Azureus/Vuze, Skype, etc), keygens, hacking toolscracking tools, warez, or any pirated software is a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft.


:step1: File Sharing, Torrents, and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Programs

File sharing networks are thoroughly infested with malware according to security firm Norman ASA and many of them are unsafe to visit or use. The reason for this is that file sharing relies on its members giving and gaining unfettered access to computers across the P2P network. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft, system infection and remote access exploit by attackers who can take control of your computer without your knowledge.

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...It is almost never safe to download executable programs from peer-to-peer file sharing networks because they are a major source of malware infections.

Software Cracks: A Great Way to Infect Your PC
 
Some file sharing programs are bundled with other free software that you may download (sometimes without the knowledge or consent of the user) and can be the source of various issues and problems to include Adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), and browser hijackers as well as dangerous malware. Users visiting such sites may encounter innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install malware. Many malicious worms and Trojans, such as the Storm Worm, have targeted and spread across P2P files sharing networks because of their known vulnerabilities.

Even the safest P2P file sharing programs that do not contain bundled spyware, still expose you to risks because of the very nature of the P2P file sharing process. By default, most P2P file sharing programs are configured to automatically launch at startup. Some P2P programs are also configured to allow other P2P users on the same network open access to a shared directory on your computer by default. If your P2P program is not configured correctly, you may be sharing more files than you realize. Even if you change those risky default settings to a safer configuration, the act of downloading files from an anonymous source increases your exposure to infection because the files you are downloading may actually contain a disguised threat by hiding a file extension or adding spaces to the existing extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge). The best way to eliminate these risks is to avoid using P2P applications and torrent web sites.

Many security forums ask members to remove P2P software before assisting them with malware disinfection. The nature of such software and the high incidence of infection or reinfection is counter productive to restoring the computer to a healthy state...see here.

Using P2P programs, file sharing or browsing torrent sites is almost a guaranteed way to get yourself infected!

 

Using P2P programs, file sharing or browsing torrent sites is almost a guaranteed way to get yourself infected!

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=3297086



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 06:56 PM

I forgot.  We have to ban all Linux distros and any discussion of this P2P OS too.



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:43 AM

NickAU, do you know how to set up intra-net remote access amongst 3 W7Pro computers?  If so, let's start a separate thread.

While I certainly want to avoid internet Torrent and internet P2P, is there a way I can intra-net P2P/RA 3 W7Pro computers?


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