Life would have been much more easier for BitTorrent swarms had there been fewer anti-piracy outfits and dubious law-firms, however, since the same is now impossible than ever, privacy services have seen an obvious spike in customers recently. With rampant policing on the rise, there is also an ever increasing number of BitTorrent users seeking solutions to hide their identities from the outside world.
Well, we are here to help. We have listed here some of the most-used services that allow BitTorrent users to hide their IP-addresses from the public. Read on…
VPNs route all your traffic through their servers for a few dollars a month, hiding your IP address from the public in the process. Free plans are also available, however, they may come at the cost of slower service. Meanwhile, VPNs are not just limited to BitTorrent traffic, but they will also conceal the source of all the other traffic on your connection as well.
Popular VPNs: BTGuard and PrivateInternetAccess
Specifically set up with BitTorrent users in mind, BTGuard is a proxy service that hides the IP-addresses of its users from the public. The service works on Windows, Mac as well as Linux, with all clients that support ‘Socks V5’ proxies including uTorrent and Vuze. Further it also includes encryption tunnel software for the real security purists.
Quite similar to BTGuard, TorrentPrivacy offers a modified uTorrent client that has all the necessary settings pre-configured. However, it is limited to users on just Windows platforms.
Anomos is one of the few free multi-platform solutions for BitTorrent users based on the peer/tracker concept of BitTorrent in combination with an onion routing anonymization layer, with the added benefit of end-to-end encryption. On the downside, since it uses its own atorrent format it’s not fully compatible with regular torrent files. Furthermore, download speeds are generally lower than regular BitTorrent transfers.
BitTorrent jargon for a dedicated high-speed server, used exclusively for torrent transfers. Once a download is finished users can download the files to their PC through a fast http connection.
source: Saurabh Singh/EFYTIMES News Network