Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by OldCorpse, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. OldCorpse macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
    compost heap
    Any feedback on PeerGuardian for OS X?

    Stability? Does it cause problems?

    What's the most robust P2P privacy and security plugin or standalone for OS X?

    I'm running the latest Azureus and a fully updated 10.4.8 on my 1.33Ghz iBook (PPC).

  2. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    I'm using Peer Guardian for P2P only. Currently i have no problems with it. The only time i had problems was when i blocked sites known for spyware and stuff, as it would block access to those sites.
  3. aspro macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    Hobart, Australia
    I'm confused as to its purpose, wont the *AAs already have your IP address before they try to unsuccessfully(PG blocks the attempt) connect to it?

    How does this protect your privacy?:confused:
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres
    It's actual usefulness is a bit dubious,but it does stop **AA mapping the networks to their hearts content.
  5. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    As far as i get the whole huff created by *AA's, you cant be charged of anything unless you are uploading, that is sharing, copywrighted material. By blocking the IP ranges of known companies that work for the *AA's, you cant upload to them, conversely not being bugged by *AA for using P2P networks. I might be wrong on this though.
  6. Julio macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2008
    Gainesville, FL
    Make no mistake, any involvement in online piracy is illegal in the USA. Downloading or uploading makes no difference. Just like selling drugs is illegal, so is buying them.

    A woman's grandson got caught downloading a couple songs from limewire on her machine. Cost the grandma hundreds of thousands of dollars. And that's for a couple songs.

    If you have ever downloaded an mp3 without paying for it, whether it be on Napster, Limewire, Morpheus, or any other P2P client, you are an internet pirate.


    My bad guys. I did a search on google for Peer Guardian to research it and hit this. Didn't mean to dig up a thread from 2006. lol!

    I'm not saying it's a bad or good thing, but the law is very clear. You will be prosecuted if caught.

    Everyone has been naughty by downloading an mp3. They know the vast majority of us computer savvy people have done it at least once. Catching you is the hard part.
  7. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens
    An old thread, and you use it to be a holier-than-though advocate for the RIAA?


    If you're at UF, I can see why you say this though. ;)
  8. Julio macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2008
    Gainesville, FL
    haha! You misunderstand! I am not advocating the RIAA! I was trying to help by pointing out that the whole "Just download, don't upload" myth to help out fellow pirates. I know of a lot of people who believe this myth and don't take the necessary precautions torrenters/leeches should take. They just download willy nilly and don't seed, thinking this is some kind of loophole in the system.

    I laugh at the RIAA and their attempts to restrict digital freedom. The cat's out of the bag and they will never get it back.

    Sorry if I came off "mightier than thou," it wasn't my intent.
  9. GelleCC macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I am sorry for bringing up an almost dead thread, but I did the same thing as "julio". I googled peer guardian for mac and this came up but I need help.

    So I am currently using my college's internet. I would like to download stuff but the school puts a restriction after so many gigs downloaded ( I think 10). I know that PeerGuardian doesn't block that you're downloading, but does it hide that you're downloading (hypothetically) pirated software, movies, games, etc? My friend tried to tell me that (Peerblocker) masks what you're doing - it just looks like you're using some bandwith.

    Now, I'm not going to be using PG for mac to download tons and tons of stuff off the school network (hypothetically). I would like to hypothetically download maybe a show once a week (dexter - showtime show) so I can get a good quality. lol

    I have a friend on a PC who uses Peerblock. I googled the mac alternative and it gave me PeerGaurdian but the UI is different (which is also to be expected; Mac v PC will have a diff UI). But PeerBlock seems to update the list of blocked IP's when he is downloading something. When I first attempted to use PG the list wasn't updated (and download speeds were 20-30kbs when his were 200-300kbs and we werre on the same network).

    Are they essentially the same just PG is a simpler UI than the PC peerblock?
    Also, How exactly do you use PG for mac? I installed it but when I used it, I couldn't really use the internet. Only certain sites were allowed, like, but not others (like Then, when I completely quit out of PG my internet still wasn't working. SO I had to uninstall it to get my internet to work again.

    Please help! And again, sorry to bring up a dead thread. Thanks in advance!

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