Block Lists for Deluge & qBittorrent
Firstly, are Block Lists worth the trouble?
This is a highly informative article written by a professional in the IT Security industry. Unfortunately, the full article is no longer available. This is a small part of the start of his article, just to get you going:
IP Block Lists Myths Misconceptions Written by Moore Table of contents IP Block Lists Myths Misconceptions Myths and Urban Legends Blocklists give 100% protection Companies regularly change IP's Blocklists block billions of innocent people Blocklists put you at greater risk Block lists achieve absolutely nothing Bust The Myths Over the years we have heard all kinds of false and incorrect information posted around the net regarding the use of blocklists as a unreliable form of protection against a wide range of internet based threats. This has led to the development of common misconceptions about the blocklists among many users. Some of this false information may be part of a deliberate campaign to discredit the blocklists and their maintainers, or an attempt to trick people into lowering their defences by convincing people they are either more at risk or wasting their time. While in some cases the false information has been outright fabricated lies intended to do damage, it also seems that a lack of technical knowledge mixed with extremely poor research simply results in bad and incorrect information being spread with no attempt to seek out the actual facts. Often you'll see different kinds of insults on discussion forums from people who just want to ridicule other p2p users that are discussing the use of a blocklist.
Taken from: http://blocklistpro.com/guides/ip-block-lists-myths-misconceptions/all-pages.html (No longer available)
Finding a Block List
The most time consuming problem was finding a block list for Deluge to import.
If you want to use a Block list with Deluge, open the Preferences panel, where you will find a Plugins option, a long way down the list on the left hand side; select it, then in the Plugins pane select (tick) the built in Block list plugin.
One source for a block list is the one that eMule uses. It can be found at http://hostex.de/1316700423.
The added bonus is that you can use eMule block list in other torrent clients. It has also been tested in qbittorrent.
Another option for a block list can be found at http://john.bitsurge.net/public/biglist.p2p.gz.
Block List installation
The Quick Way
Here is the installation path for the unzipped contents after unzipping the file & calling it ipfilter.dat :
Here is the installation path for the unzipped contents:
The Slower Way for Deluge
The Deluge blocklist plugin can be found at https://dev.deluge-torrent.org/wiki/Plugins/Blocklist.
Which means, whilst still in the Plugins pane of the Deluge Preferences, select the Install Plugin button & then navigate with the file requester to where you have the eMule ipfilter.dat & then type the path to it in the location field (it opens up once you start navigating in the file requester), using the following format:
After that it may be a good idea to restart Deluge to initialise the block list.
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