Using eMule Safely & Securely - IP Blocking 101

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Using eMule Safely & Securely - IP Blocking 101

Post by Sons_Of_Liberty » April 6th 2008 - 7:00 am

Several experts have rated eDonkey as the second largest contributor to Internet-based piracy, behind BitTorrent. Currently, with over 4 million users worldwide at any given time sharing roughly 500 million files, few can question its success.

The eDonkey (eD2k) network has forever been an easy target and a brunt of punishment for anti-piracy organizations. Anti-P2P groups (MediaSentry and MediaDefender - to name just two) have flooded the network with bogus files, and filled the network with rogue users that share nothing but misery. They’ve even managed to shut down high-profile eDonkey servers from all corners of the globe, and set up their own ‘fake servers’ in an attempt to marginalize the filesharing.

As a counterattack, eMule users can incorporate two preventative measures - IP blocking, and the use of known good eDonkey servers (serverlists). When combined, they provide a high level of protection against most threats.

IP Blocking can be implemented into eMule through a “blocklist” file called IPFilter.dat. The ipfilter.dat file is a database (IP Blocklist) of known bad IP addresses, typically those belonging to anti-P2P groups, unknown IPs, bogon IPs, and other potentially-harmful IPs. This is similar to the IP blocklists commonly used by PeerGuardian software, and lists made available through BlueTack.
Installing ipfilter.dat & eMule:

Here are the procedures for adding IP Blocklists to eMule.

1.The link to the most current ipfilter.zip file is LOCATED HERE at the http://www.eMule-mods.de website. The most up-to-date version is 128. Click on “ipfilterv.0128.zip”.

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Alternative Downloads Are Actually Here:
BlueTack
Wins IP Filter


You’ll then be redirected to a file hosting site in order to download the ZIP file. After downloading, unzip (or drag ‘n drop) the ipfilter.dat file into your installed eMule directory (C:\Program Files\eMule).

2.Launch eMule, and click on the TOOLS menu icon. Select IP Filter… from the list.

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3.Click on the “Append” button:

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4.Now, browse to the ipfilter.dat file that you extracted from the ZIP file, and click “Open” once found:

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5.The IP Filter window should now update and appear as below. Click “Save”, then click “Close” to finish importing (appending) the ipfilter.dat.

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To verify that it’s working, a message will appear in the bottom left corner of eMule, like this:

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By default, eMule v0.XX (the official client) is not pre-loaded with an ipfilter.dat file, and this process must be done manually (as explained above). Some exceptions to this are certain eMule “mods” that automatically connect to an online IP filter database, although this is not a recommended approach: It is known that there are some ‘bad’ IP filter databases that will add YOU to the list, preventing you from connecting to other eDonkey clients and/or KAD. Stick to the above method for best results.

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Post by carpe » April 6th 2008 - 7:38 am

Thou Shalt be stickied :fit:

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Post by Pg9 » April 6th 2008 - 1:13 pm

:-0


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:


Ya MIGHT wanna take out the Feste ipfilter link though.................. :whistle:

I posted that on APRIL FOOLS DAY, ya idjits. :roll:

It blocks only 1 ip range.............................................................. :think:





000.000.000.000-255.255.255.255 :-0




:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post by dukster64 » April 6th 2008 - 2:55 pm

Link removed & corresponding thread moved to trash - thanks for the heads-up Pg

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Post by dcyel » April 6th 2008 - 3:09 pm

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
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Post by Sons_Of_Liberty » April 6th 2008 - 6:34 pm

Pg9 wrote::-0


:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:


Ya MIGHT wanna take out the Feste ipfilter link though.................. :whistle:

I posted that on APRIL FOOLS DAY, ya idjits. :roll:

It blocks only 1 ip range.............................................................. :think:





000.000.000.000-255.255.255.255 :-0




:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
Didn't read idjit :lol: I just seen ipfilter posted by you, so, guess I should actually read your posts from now on? :lol:
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Post by Pg9 » April 7th 2008 - 12:03 am

lol, on April Fools Day, trust no one :-0 :doh: :moon: :lol1:
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Post by Pg9 » April 7th 2008 - 12:08 am

:embarrased: Uhmm, speaking of reading posts, I just read yUr's all the way through.... :whistle: :lol1:

Why don't ya just put the filter in the config folder, then on the Options>Security page, press the Reload button? :yes:
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Post by Sons_Of_Liberty » April 7th 2008 - 12:27 am

Cause that's too easy :yes:
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Post by Pg9 » April 7th 2008 - 12:56 am

:lol1: :yes: :lol1:
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Post by Ingolf » April 9th 2008 - 8:43 pm

Sons_Of_Liberty wrote:Cause that's too easy :yes:
LOL

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Just wanted to mention that the filter i put out, is a merge from

eMule (http://www.eMule-mods.de/?mods=ipfilter)
BlueTack (http://www.bluetack.co.uk/)
OpenMedia (http://www.openmedia.info/)

Sometimes i block additional ip's based on my eMule logs. (those ip's that causes tons of errors will be blocked)

I'm then using TinyBlm2 to merge the filters into one.

Thanks for the guide SOL. :ok:

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Re: Using eMule Safely & Securely - IP Blocking 101

Post by halibut4moore » May 9th 2008 - 8:02 pm

Thanks everyone.I have updated the filters and all is good!!!Thanks so much! :happy:
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