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labbe5

Joined: 13 Nov 2013
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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue 30 May 2017, 14:26    Post subject:  PeerGuardian Linux
Subject description: a privacy oriented firewall GUI application
 

https://sourceforge.net/p/peerguardian/wiki/pgl-Install-DebianUbuntu/
PeerGuardian is a privacy oriented firewall application. It blocks connections to and from hosts specified in huge blocklists (thousands or millions of IP ranges).

Installation instructions are for Dog-based OS.

Ubuntu & Ubuntu-based OS :

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jre-phoenix/ppa

You need to have PPA enabled, by installing both python-software-properties and software-properties-common.

Then you apt update.

Then apt install pgld pglcmd pglgui (or $sudo apt install pgld pglcmd pglgui for non-root users).

Look for PeerGuardian Linux in your Network sub-menu.
Clicking it will launch a GUI. By default, a few blocklists are in use.

The developer cautions users about blocklists : Using too many and/or inappropriate lists may seriously degrade your internet service.

It properly installed in Xenialdog and works well with default blocklists.

For Debian & Debian-based OS (Debiandog) :

Debian 8 Jessie:

deb http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian jessie main
deb-src http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian jessie main


Packages at moblock-deb.sourceforge.net are signed with my gpg key. To verify the integrity of the packages you have to add my gpg key to the apt keyring. (Otherwise your package manager will warn you about UNTRUSTED sources. By adding the gpg key, you tell your package manager that you trust me.) My old gpg keys 9072870B and 58712F29 expired, use the new one C0145138 instead:

gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys C0145138
gpg --export --armor C0145138 | sudo apt-key add -
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belham2

Joined: 15 Aug 2016
Posts: 906

PostPosted: Tue 30 May 2017, 14:46    Post subject: Re: PeerGuardian Linux
Subject description: a privacy oriented firewall GUI application
 

labbe5 wrote:
https://sourceforge.net/p/peerguardian/wiki/pgl-Install-DebianUbuntu/
PeerGuardian is a privacy oriented firewall application. It blocks connections to and from hosts specified in huge blocklists (thousands or millions of IP ranges).

Installation instructions are for Dog-based OS.

Ubuntu & Ubuntu-based OS :

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jre-phoenix/ppa

You need to have PPA enabled, by installing both python-software-properties and software-properties-common.

Then you apt update.

Then apt install pgld pglcmd pglgui (or $sudo apt install pgld pglcmd pglgui for non-root users).

Look for PeerGuardian Linux in your Network sub-menu.
Clicking it will launch a GUI. By default, a few blocklists are in use.

The developer cautions users about blocklists : Using too many and/or inappropriate lists may seriously degrade your internet service.

It properly installed in Xenialdog and works well with default blocklists.

For Debian & Debian-based OS (Debiandog) :

Debian 8 Jessie:

deb http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian jessie main
deb-src http://moblock-deb.sourceforge.net/debian jessie main


Packages at moblock-deb.sourceforge.net are signed with my gpg key. To verify the integrity of the packages you have to add my gpg key to the apt keyring. (Otherwise your package manager will warn you about UNTRUSTED sources. By adding the gpg key, you tell your package manager that you trust me.) My old gpg keys 9072870B and 58712F29 expired, use the new one C0145138 instead:

gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys C0145138
gpg --export --armor C0145138 | sudo apt-key add -



Hi Labbe5!

I seem to remember some years ago that PeerGuardian was exposed as useless, a sort of placebo, given how it operates. This was when torrenting (illegal) was rampant before Netflix invaded the world, and western gov'ts round the world started getting serious about going after torrent sites & torrenters. Anyone know if PerrGuardian has changed since those days?

It still uses block lists? Developed and culled from whom? And when?? Back then it was basically up to you to know what to block and what not to block. And their general blocklists were, well, laughable when you looked actually looked at them. Have they changed???
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dancytron

Joined: 18 Jul 2012
Posts: 840

PostPosted: Tue 30 May 2017, 17:35    Post subject:  

I don't think it was exposed as useless.

It does what it says on the tin, it blocks ip addresses that are in lists.

For the habitual torrent pirate, that isn't going to keep you from getting caught downloading movies that are still in the theater. The internet police aren't just using ip's that are on those lists. Those folks need to use a vpn or stop stealing first run movies.

However, you'll be amazed at the amount of stuff that does get blocked, a lot of it from China and Russia.

This is another list that people are using. It is updated fairly frequently.

http://john.bitsurge.net/public/biglist.p2p.gz

I do use the windows equivalent (peerblock). I'll download this and give it a try later.
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s243a

Joined: 02 Sep 2014
Posts: 649

PostPosted: Tue 30 May 2017, 20:15    Post subject:  

Is this faster than simply using a host file like spybot search and destroy does?
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