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Offline SamRaz5

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New In the Forum, have some questions.
« on: July 01, 2012, 04:36:51 am »
Hey there everyone! ^-^

I'm new over here, I joined mostly because I love anime (:sena: :miu:)...like everyone here(I think).
Hope to make some friends.
But I have some questions like, Are Doki Fansubs from America(US)?
And if it is, here's another one: I'm gonna move son to the US(Yes legally), but everybody talks about the illegal downloading,
so my main question is, How do I download from there? ???
Methods, Tricks, instructions, everything is welcome.

Hope you can help me .

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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 05:04:32 am »
Doki is UK-based, though there's staff from around the globe.

As for downloading, I'm afraid I can't help much, as I'm European. I imagine you do it the same way you do it elsewhere. The difference is, in US you actually have a chance to get stuff legally without having to pay ridiculous import costs. For example, most legal anime streaming sites only work in North America.

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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 08:40:18 am »
Safest way is probably to use XDCC bots on irc (guide for which can be found in support section). After that I'd say DDL providers. In last place is torrents, as you will be broadcasting your IP to everyone in the swarm.

You can use a few things to make it a bit safer. Such as pay for a VPN to hide your IP and encrypt your connection, or something a bit simpler like using PeerBlock to deny connection attempts of various companies, organisations, governments, etc.

Or the safest of all, don't pirate content :yui:

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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 09:58:44 pm »
You can torrent from America pretty easily. Been doing it for years and I haven't been arrested just yet so...
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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 10:11:13 pm »
Download some RIAA or MPAA stuff, I'm sure you'd get a letter from the internet nazi's.

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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 12:58:39 am »
Well, I actually just want to download anime and their songs, not american music, movies or software.
Does anime counts as MPAA stuff?


You can torrent from America pretty easily. Been doing it for years and I haven't been arrested just yet so...
What internet nazi service do you use?
P.S: I´m gonna move to Cali, if that matters.

Any other advices?

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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 09:57:57 pm »
Nah, MPAA is hollywood stuff.

If you do plan on torrenting though, I can't recommend PeerBlock enough, it's pretty easy to set up and it can help stop unwanted people from seeing you in the swarm.

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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 12:49:51 am »
... I can't recommend PeerBlock enough ...

I second that. Great freeware. I've been using and liking PeerBlock for a couple years now.

Edit: D'Oh! Fixed the link
« Last Edit: July 05, 2012, 08:16:54 am by Hanover Fist »

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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 07:53:45 am »
...So, how do you know what to block with it? Also, your link needs fixing.

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Some PeerBlock details
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2012, 09:21:12 am »
Knowing what to block depends on your personal level of paranoia as well as your situation. Do you do lots of torrenting? Are you in a university that scrutinizes your network usage? Do you browse in areas of high risk for ads and malware? The PeerBlock FAQ has some good info.

The program comes with built-in Default Lists of IP addresses to block (in the top of the image below) that you can select: Anti-P2P organizations, Malicious spyware/adware servers, Advertising/data tracker servers and Educational institutions/universities.

There are many more IP address lists you can add which you can find and research at iblocklist. They can be used as block or allow lists depending on the list and your circumstances. But you don't want to add too many block lists or you'll end up blocking most of the internet.


You can turn these lists on and off for web browsing by toggling the Allow/Block HTTP button in the program - the top right button in the image below:

Even when you Allow HTTP, the IP addresses in your blocklists via other transfer protocols (TCP, UDP - torrenting, etc) will remain blocked.

I also have a number of specific IP addresses in my permanent allow list for the Doki site and IRC/XDCC bots. I detailed the permanent allow procedure here.

I hope this helps a bit - but it's worth repeating that the only truly safe thing is not downloading copyrighted content.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2012, 10:37:49 am by Hanover Fist »

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Re: New In the Forum, have some questions.
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 10:35:00 am »
Yup, the doki website and torrent hosts will be blocked as "ovh" or "ovh sas". You can unblock them though.

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Another PeerBlock detail
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2012, 07:27:27 pm »
You'll probably see 192.168.1.? many times in either the source or destination of IP connections. That's just you/your router/modem. What you're interested in is the other IP address: In the image above, 188.165.193.68 was an IRC bot I was trying to get an XDCC from. It had an IP addy in the blocked OVH SAS range of addresses from one of my blocklists.