Category Archives: Torrents

Alternatives To The Demonator: The Demonoid Proxy

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Well, there are now reports that the Demonator is down for the count. Maybe it will get back up. Wait and see? I don’t think so!

To be honest, there are tons of proxies to access Demonoid. And the Demonator is only one.

Here are some other proxy sites that you can use to access the private tracker site.

Here’s a list of fast free proxy sites for you to use when you can’t access some websites at school or work. The list is updated with fresh proxy sites frequently.

Unlock Web
XS2Web Proxy
Work Surf
Your Proxy
MySpace Proxy
Proxy 4 MySpace
proxy 4 you!
Surf Everywhere
Hidden Visits
Check Profiles
MySpace Waiter
Social Surf
MySpace at school with this free web proxy portal
2 de web
BestFastProxy
RealFreeProxy
BIZ Browser
Most of these work with MySpace and other sites as well, so you can log into the Demonoid site and download your torrents.
I have personally tested Unlock Web, so these should be up and working

uTorrent

uTorrent, or as it is also known as, microTorrent, is the Lightweight and Efficient BitTorrent Client (.2mb after install!!)

It is micro sized yet has all or most of all the BT features you will ever need. it is resource friendly. and when i say friendly, i mean it. This program barely uses any HD space and RAM usage is really low. Its skinnable and localized for other languages. Its also actively updated.

Best of all, its FREE!

Demonator Proxy – Canadians Users, You Can Use Demonoid!

Demonator

We at The Underground firmly believe in anything related to the underground. When we heard word that the Demonator proxy existed, we’d be damned if we didn’t talk about it at all. 🙂

The demonator proxy was made to help Canadian users access Demonoid. Right now there appears to be bugs, according to commenter “Justin”. Hey, we understand, its still version 1.0. Good luck with the demonator, and hopefully it will become something that all of us undergrounders can stash in our underground tool belt.

I am a proud user of Demonoid since late 90’s. Invites are hard to get, but I have invites to share if users desire them. Just let me know! Long live Demonoid!

Demonator proxy at http://demonator.jdbeitz.com/

Demonoid.com: What really happened.

Demonoid

This is a news report about the popular torrent site, demonoid.com

Recently, demonoid was shut down by the CRIA (Canadian). Demonoid was down for approx. 1 week, and is now back up with a slight modification: No Canadian ip may access demonoid. The CRIA sent a letter to demonoid telling them to block all Canadian ips from the mega torrent host.

“We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and we need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this.”

TorrentFreak, another popular website quoted on IRC that demonoid was really shut down by the CRIA. After demonoid is back up, it seems like TF was really correct.

For Canadian users of Demonoid, there seems to be an alternative that is easily found on Digg.com. You can use the Demonator proxy at http://demonator.jdbeitz.com/ ; However, this has not been tested at the labs at The Underground.

Originally, BREIN, a Dutch copyright rights protection firm claim victory over Demonoid. In BREIN Claims Victory over Demonoid (http://www.slyck.com/story1512_BREIN_Claims_Victory_over_Demonoid), BREIN has apparently been after the private torrent tracker for a while. BREIN is currently trying to shut down all torrent trackers in its area.

To quote from GeeksNotNerds (http://geeksnotnerds.com/zeekay/demonoid-done-singin-bittorrent-blues):

Demonoid.com is online again, after a few days of downtime. The cause? Legal threats from CRIA, the RIAA’s “outreach program” in Canada. This comes after the disastrous BREIN fiasco, only a few months ago, when Demonoid was forced to move their servers to Canada, in an attempt to find safe haven.

In a move that befuddles the mind, Demonoid is now blocking Canadian traffic. On a site hosted in Canada. Is this genius, or simply an absurd attempt to postpone the inevitable?”

Peer Guardian 2

Peer Guardian 2 beta

Do you like to download torrents and have you ever wondered if people can track what you are downloading?

Well, heres the deal. Yes, you CAN be tracked. Just as well, companies can ping you can slow down your download speeds a LOT.

“PeerGuardian 2 is Phoenix Labs’ premier IP blocker for Windows. PeerGuardian 2 integrates support for multiple lists, list editing, automatic updates, and blocking all of IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, etc), making it the safest and easiest way to protect your privacy on P2P.” ~Phoenix Labs

PeerGuardian blocks these ips and helps keep your computer safe from prying eyes. Doing some research, we found a bit of information on PG2

“Peerguardian works by blocking ranges of IP’s which are known to be unsafe. Depending on what you see, either they are trying to make a connection to you or you are trying to make a connection to them. It protects in ranges of P2P (addresses not good for P2P since they are logged or they are RIAA/MPAA spy IP’s) and other such as Ads etc. It is usually them trying to get into your computer because you have something they want, or maybe you’re connecting to them to try and get something. But whatever is blocked, is best blocked just for safety sake. note that if you are using filesharing – it is allowing people to get in to get files (that’s the point of filesharing) or if you are viewing websites you are making physical connections to toher computers. Peerguardian displays SOCKET OPENS – meaning that a connection was attempted. I don’t believe they are cracking in unless you are doing nothing wile being attacked, and it is against most ISP’s rules – hence illegal. I don’t think the US Navy is trying to get into your computer as such – maybe one of their computers have been hacked and being used as a relay or an employee is using it to hack – or someone not them is using their IP range. Even people in these gov’t IP ranges have been caught sharing. And no, I don’t think they are doing it for evidence in this case, but say BT users or Kazaa or anything else users, it is them (dangerous RIAA) initiating a connection to you in a perfectly legal manner because that’s what the software does – let people in. ANd you agreed to it on installation. Better yet, it goes the other way too – you make a connection to them to try and download and ur caught red handed.” ~ CD Freaks Forum

Peer Guardian is really effective, but only as effective as the blocklists. if some IP gets onto the list and it’s NOT a bad IP, then Peer Guardian actually HINDERS you. But for the most part it works very well. This is most noticeable when trying to use specific P2P programs like LimeWire or Xfire. (xfire tends to send pings back and forth from its internal servers and gaming servers as well as people on your friends list. LimeWire is a similiar case but this time other people are trying to connect to you). Don’t try to game online while using PG, you will not be able to connect unless you unblock the correct ips.

So, where do you go to get peerguardian? And does it cost anything?

Well, its open source, hence FREE.

for downloads, go to:

http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/ or download.com

Pirate Bay Resurrects Suprnova

While I was aimlessly browsing the nets, I came across a torrent linking to a domain with the name “suprnova.org”. Therefore, I googled the front lines and came across an article about the creator of Suprnova donating its domain to Pirate Bay and asking them to keep the site as authentically close to the original and that it should be a community based site rather than a private tracker. Possibly the main point that Pirate Bay agreed to keep Suprnova intact with its roots is to show that nothing can stop this site from becoming anything short of phenomenal.

Source: http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-about-to-relaunch-suprnovaorg/

50+ Tools for Torrenting

Are you interested in torrents? Maybe you don’t know what a torrent is, or even how to get started.

Yes, lots of torrents seem to be available for illicit purposes, but that is not so. There are legal means of using torrents.

Anyway, go to this link, it has 50+ tools/sites to give the average user a good depth in knowledge of torrents, how to use it, make them, and find them.

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