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I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP

Posted by julio99 
I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 13, 2016 06:21PM
One or more of my lists require an I-BLOCKLIST subscription. This is the error I get when my Peer Block starts at boot time. The only list I have is P2P so I don't know why I'm receiving this, unless of course this is a paid list. Can someone help me with this.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 14, 2016 06:00PM
Yeah I'm getting the same result, apparently the lists decided to force you to subscribe for $9.99 a month/year in order to receive updates now. Is there another way to get a P2P list?
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 15, 2016 03:04PM
In order to obtain updates from I-Blocklist.com now, delete all existing lists (except permallow) before running the PeerBlock 'update' function.

My computer, running Windows 7, stores these lists in the directory -

C:\Program Files\PeerBlock\lists

There is no way to identify the download url's on the I-Blocklist site, but the ones I was using before this problem arose are still working for me at the moment -

[list.iblocklist.com]
[list.iblocklist.com]
[list.iblocklist.com]
[list.iblocklist.com]
[list.iblocklist.com]
[list.iblocklist.com]
[list.iblocklist.com]
[list.iblocklist.com]
[list.iblocklist.com]
mjb
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 19, 2016 04:46AM
The Bluetack lists (e.g. the anti-P2P list enabled by default) are no longer being updated, so any workarounds to the iblocklist.com ban of PeerBlock clients is kind of pointless.

If you want a free, up-to-date list, you'll need to rally some people to help create and distribute one.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 21, 2016 05:27AM
I ran into the same problem (subscription required), so I deleted the lists, ran the update, and all was well.

I had to reboot after a system update, and that's when it threw a fit.

Daryl
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 21, 2016 07:07PM
This happened to me too just a few days ago. What brought this about?
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 22, 2016 07:19PM
This is not a "problem". They just want to be paid for the lists. That's all. No more free lists from iblocklist. They could provide one basic free antiP2P list and rest for the subscribers, instead of charging for everything. So they're probably done, because hardly anyone will pay for some lists, if there is a better way of spending money - VPN. It reminds me of imageshack etc. subscription-based services, which no one uses anymore, because of free competition. So now, one of two things will happen:
1) we just have to wait for the competition which will provide a better plan, including free lists,
2) peerblock will die.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 23, 2016 02:05AM
ya it looks like peerblock is gonna die. I'm so sad. I wonder what brought this about? Are they hurting for money for servers? food? Is it the recording industry putting pressure on someone?

And on another note. I just installed a new install of peerguardian on a fresh ubuntu 16.04. Everything installs and updates, but for some reason its not blocking anything and i can't figure it out. iptables rules look normal and pgl chains is where they supposed to be. but its just not doing anything. Is all of this happening to me at the same time a conspiracy? lmao... Peerguardian is still updating and blocking stuff for me on another linux distro it was already previously installed on though so its curious for me.

I feel naked just browsing the web now...
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 23, 2016 05:30PM
I've decided i'm going to pay the 9.99 for the year. It beats 60 a month for a vpn for my use case. I think its well deserved and just hope i don't have any issues using the service.
fxm
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 23, 2016 08:20PM
CooloutAC Wrote:
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> 9.99 for the year
> beats 60 a month for a vpn

Judging by your post in another thread you have a good grasp of the trade-offs involved.
For readers of this message who may be unaware of the issues
a "good" VPN gives "perfect" anonymity
PB, by contrast, blocks only "known" IPs [and then only when constant updating is done on the list(s) being used]
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 24, 2016 03:13AM
The bluetack lists are now free again from iblocklist.com.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 24, 2016 03:34AM
so apparenlty i was wrong. I registered an account and then it showed me download links for the non subscriber lists like in the past with a pin appended to the url. But the lists didn't work, and after logging out and back to iblocklist.com its not showing me any download links again and shows subscription requried next to them. So I'll be using my paypal account tommorrow lol.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 24, 2016 02:53PM
CooloutAC Wrote:
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> I feel naked just browsing the web now...


...which is exactly how they want you to feel.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 25, 2016 02:17AM
who is they? iblocklist? well then they accomplished their goal. even though alot of the blocklists were much much more encompassing in the past and for w/e reasons are not as much now, I still feel the 9.99 for a year is well deserved. You can get alot of their lists on other websites although i'm not gonna post where. But I gave iblocklist the money anyways...

I'd only get a vpn if I already had trouble with law enforcement, a criminal organization, my isp, or in an oppressive country, but I'm not and never have so a vpn is not worth the money to me. I'll stick to what's worked for me for 20 years because contrary to popular belief the way the internet works has not changed.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 28, 2016 10:07AM
So is this project dead or not?
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
May 30, 2016 04:13AM
imho, somebody should upload the lists to github.
Anonymous User
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
June 06, 2016 06:31AM
I found this thread and wanted to make sure to let everyone know that this is just an escalation of the limited number of downloads per month. It seems like it is linked to ip address and should reset just like it did in the past.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
June 13, 2016 08:14AM
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Foodcat5 Wrote:
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> I found this thread and wanted to make sure to let
> everyone know that this is just an escalation of
> the limited number of downloads per month. It
> seems like it is linked to ip address and should
> reset just like it did in the past.


Yup
Everyone see this: [forums.peerblock.com]




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Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
June 19, 2016 05:22PM
It is NOT financially worthwhile subscribing to i-blocklist, IMHO, because their main lists are sourced from Bluetack, who are no longer updating their lists.

You can use the 'add' button in Peerblock to add lists from url's other than the i-blocklist url.

I suggest that a better option is the free list from John Tyree, updated daily I understand. It's called John Tyree's biglist:

[john.bitsurge.net]
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
June 19, 2016 06:47PM
otrman Wrote:
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> It is NOT financially worthwhile subscribing to
> i-blocklist, IMHO, because their main lists are
> sourced from Bluetack, who are no longer updating
> their lists.
>
> You can use the 'add' button in Peerblock to add
> lists from url's other than the i-blocklist url.
>
> I suggest that a better option is the free list
> from John Tyree, updated daily I understand. It's
> called John Tyree's biglist:
>
> [john.bitsurge.net]

the list you posted blocks about everything, I couldn't even check Protonmail. Not worth it.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
June 20, 2016 08:28AM
It's for filesharing - for p2p connections!

You're not meant to use it for checking your e-mail !!!
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
June 28, 2016 09:01AM
otrman Wrote:
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> It's for filesharing - for p2p connections!
>
> You're not meant to use it for checking your
> e-mail !!!

Is it not possible to right-click in the PeerBlock window and "Allow XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX Permanently"?
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
June 28, 2016 01:34PM
The program offers various options. Amongst them, there is the option to add individual ip addresses to either an 'always allow' list, or to an 'always block' list.

You can also disable the program entirely by clicking a button, to pause blocking entirely until you click the button again.

You can click a different button to disable only http traffic, then just click it again to restart blocking.

If the e-mail server has a fixed ip address, arranging to permanently allow that address is straightforward. But really, using the program at all is intended for when you are running a p2p connection, not for ordinary browsing. It blocks p2p connections. It is really not intended for other forms of internet use.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
July 07, 2016 09:24AM
Foodcat5 Wrote:
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> It
> seems like it is linked to ip address and should
> reset just like it did in the past.

Anyone know what is the reset period? My list haven't updated for quite a while now.
I rebooted my router to get a new IP address and the lists didn't update.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
July 07, 2016 03:03PM
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It should be 1 week. Also, resetting your router doesn't guarantee a new IP - unless you checked that it's new. I also don't know if PB have the feature built-in as well to prevent abuse.

mike20021969 Wrote:
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> Foodcat5 Wrote:
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> -----
> > It
> > seems like it is linked to ip address and
> should
> > reset just like it did in the past.
>
> Anyone know what is the reset period? My list
> haven't updated for quite a while now.
> I rebooted my router to get a new IP address and
> the lists didn't update.




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Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
July 07, 2016 04:21PM
Praeses Wrote:
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> Also, resetting your router
> doesn't guarantee a new IP - unless you checked
> that it's new. I also don't know if PB have the
> feature built-in as well to prevent abuse.

I always get a new IP when I reboot router (I check my IP address online).
PeerBlock must have a method to prevent abuse then.
But I have "5 failed updating" messageon PeerBlock's interface for quite some time now.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
July 08, 2016 06:01AM
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Maybe make sure that the URLs of the lists are still valid and haven't changed?

mike20021969 Wrote:
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> Praeses Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Also, resetting your router
> > doesn't guarantee a new IP - unless you checked
> > that it's new. I also don't know if PB have the
> > feature built-in as well to prevent abuse.
>
> I always get a new IP when I reboot router (I
> check my IP address online).
> PeerBlock must have a method to prevent abuse
> then.
> But I have "5 failed updating" messageon
> PeerBlock's interface for quite some time now.




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Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
July 08, 2016 07:31AM
Praeses Wrote:
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> Maybe make sure that the URLs of the lists are
> still valid and haven't changed?

I'm only using the default list (for P2P, Spyware, Advertising, and Education).
The URL is: [list.iblocklist.com]

Is that still correct? Thanks.
Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
July 11, 2016 09:02AM
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That seems like a valid list. Do you not maybe have a firewall which is blocking PB from connecting to the internet?

mike20021969 Wrote:
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> Praeses Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Maybe make sure that the URLs of the lists are
> > still valid and haven't changed?
>
> I'm only using the default list (for P2P, Spyware,
> Advertising, and Education).
> The URL is:
> [list.iblocklist.com]
> mxn
>
> Is that still correct? Thanks.




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Re: I- BLOCKLIST SUBSCRIPTION PROMPT AT STARTUP
July 11, 2016 09:46AM
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Reading this thread ...really it's a big LoL .
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