Peerguardian will not work w/Lion. Any alternatives?

tivaclare

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Jul 21, 2011
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I've done a bit of searching in the forums here and I'm still a bit lost. Up until recently we were using Transmission and Peerguardian. My husband updated to Lion yesterday and now PG no longer works.

Are there any alternatives to PG? So far, I have not been able to find anything similar. Neither of us are completely computer-illiterate, but would like to find something user friendly. PG was just so darn easy and thoughtless, I really wish it would still work!

Does anyone have any advice? We really need to find an alternative.

Thanks.
 

tivaclare

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Jul 21, 2011
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have you checked the peerguardian website for updates?
As far as I can tell, they stopped providing support for the mac version quite awhile ago and have since moved on to a PC only version called "PeerBlock".

It worked great until the Lion update.:(
 

HackDaBox

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Nov 12, 2009
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Alternative to Peer Guardian for Lion

It's true that Peer Guardian has not been updated for a while now and has worked brilliantly up until Lion's release. If you were using a bit torrent client other than Transmission then stop using it and start using Transmission and make sure in preferences , Peers you have a tick on Prevent Peers in blocklist from connecting and automatically update weekly. This will add the functionality of Peer Guardian using Transmission !

HackDaBox !
 

Eljaimemh

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Jul 26, 2011
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Peerguardian still works whit lion

I have 3days i update my mac whit lion and peerguardian is working still i dont know why is not working whit you
 

wrxratd

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Sep 14, 2009
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I am currently running lion and peerguardian Version 1.6b2 (721) with no issues

I confirmed it working by downloading a test torrent while looking at the log and viewing the statistics page in peerguardian
 

HackDaBox

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Nov 12, 2009
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I just installed v1.5 on Lion and it's working fine with the iblocklists?
You should be using 1.6 as its designed for Snow Leopard !

Good to hear it's working for people .. a few of us had issues but a clean install fixed that !

Are your lists updating ... i tried adding iblocklist lists but they dont update !

any videos on adding and updating ?
 

wrxratd

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Sep 14, 2009
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You should be using 1.6 as its designed for Snow Leopard !

Good to hear it's working for people .. a few of us had issues but a clean install fixed that !

Are your lists updating ... i tried adding iblocklist lists but they dont update !

any videos on adding and updating ?


first remove all the non working ones by choosing them in the url box and clicking the minus button

to add new urls copy the new iblocklist url into url box hit enter then the plus sign

after u add all the urls u want just click the update button in lower left corner
 

HackDaBox

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Nov 12, 2009
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first remove all the non working ones by choosing them in the url box and clicking the minus button

to add new urls copy the new iblocklist url into url box hit enter then the plus sign

after u add all the urls u want just click the update button in lower left corner
thanks
 

HackDaBox

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Peer guardian works fine on Lion ! However the PG menu applet does not show near the clock !
 

massimike

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Oct 11, 2009
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anyone of you guys will be able to give me a link to the latest version of PG2 as I cannot connect to Phoenixlabs website and so cannot dowload it. I was previously running the 1.6b2 version but I reinstalled the OsX and so I lost it.
Thanks to you all for help :D
 

urbankyleboy

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Feb 1, 2012
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Hey I was just wondering if there was a way to stop peerguardian from showing all the addresses that it has blocked. I don't mean in the log, it keeps covering my screen with pop up like notifications of what it has blocked. Let me know, it is very annoying when trying to do anything while peerguardian is running. Thanks!
 

saberahul

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Great info, although would love to be able to add more than 1 blocklist in Transmission.
 

seteu5

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Jul 18, 2012
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peerguardian install

I too wasn't able to install peerguardian, but I was able to install peerguardian 1.6 by first uninstalling all previous versions of peerguardian, safe booting my laptop (mac) by holding the shift button, and then installing peerguardian. worked like a charm and now it works perfectly. hope this helps.
 

munkery

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Dec 18, 2006
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Great info, although would love to be able to add more than 1 blocklist in Transmission.
Transmission stores blocklists in a folder named blocklists in its configuration folder.

In that directory, files ending in ".bin" are blocklists that Transmission has parsed into a binary format suitable for quick lookups. When transmission starts, it scans this directory for files not ending in ".bin" and tries to parse them. So to add another blocklist, all you have to do is put it in this directory and restart Transmission. Text and gzip formats are supported.
 

saberahul

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Transmission stores blocklists in a folder named blocklists in its configuration folder.

In that directory, files ending in ".bin" are blocklists that Transmission has parsed into a binary format suitable for quick lookups. When transmission starts, it scans this directory for files not ending in ".bin" and tries to parse them. So to add another blocklist, all you have to do is put it in this directory and restart Transmission. Text and gzip formats are supported.
THANKS! I've been googling this and nothing came up (ok, I googled for 30 seconds). Thanks though, I appreciate it!
 

bobright

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I prefer the "primary threats" block list over bluetack - level 1.

The PT list is usually slightly larger.
Hi, I realize this is an old thread but does this still stand true? Anything out there like Peerguardian what are folks using nowadays?

BTW if I do use a blocklist through Transmission this is only working while I'm running the app and a torrent right, wouldn't you want this active at all times though?
 
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