Not all of us use blocklists solely for P2P purposes. Trying to convince people PG2 is crap for the sake of it, is just major FAIL.If they did, there would be no need for lists like spyware, ad's, proxies, hijacked, dshield etc., they'd only need Level 1, 2 & 3 lists. OK, here's a couple of other things to consider: Firstly, you're comparing apples and oranges.
It's highly recommended to use Peer Block instead, which is a continuation of Peer Guardian's development in Windows, with bug fixes and support for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Noticed 2 days ago that I cannot update the P2P list when trialing this program.
BLM has had one and that was because Blutack was changing over to the new servers. action=threads_search&f=87&q=pg2 – of course didn't block whirlpool – it's for P2P apps which have nothing to do with browsing whirlpool.
Sheesh, Bluetack lists (and BLM) aren't just used for P2P apps you know, they are used to update a number of programs.
Peer Guardian is a privacy oriented firewall application. The Source Forge Speed Test measures Latency/Ping, Jitter, Download Speed, Upload Speed, Buffer Bloat, and Packet Loss.
It blocks connections to and from hosts specified in huge blocklists (thousands or millions of IP ranges). Upon completion, you can view detailed reports about your connection. If you used BLM to update your hosts file for example, it would've blocked Whirlpool as well. Here is hoping that Peer Block meets your expectations and we don't see a Oh Noes Teh Peer Block don't update thread. You seem to be under the impression that PG2/Peer Block is stuck using only the lists on the PG website. I just got rid of PG due to the same reason after seeing this thread, then installed Peer Block and updated its lists via the post above and works wonders... I've used both and Peer Block is working perfectly and blocking perfectly.Wrong – it can and does use the Bluetack lists (the same BLM ones you posted above), as well as, those on the iblock site. Blocks IPs really well never going back to PG that's for sure positive...has a whole long list of allowed IP ranges, but zero in the blocked category what ive done for now is update the lists that peerblock downloaded over into the pg2 lists directory and renamed them as their corresponding filename pg2 is now blocking more, thankfully, but will not update them still anyway, nice to see a whole bunch of university addresses getting knocked back props, of a sort, to Paul KH for the link to PB..this copying files over is going to get tedious So compared with old Peer Guardian software, Peer Block is much more stable, doesn't require nearly so many hacks/workarounds to get working on Vista/Win7, and is actually under active development . I used PG2 for years and it never worked correctly and was never updated once. If your happy manually updating lists and putting up with an extremely buggy program then stick with PG2.Same issue for the developing Peer Block program as it access the same URLs.Searching the threads and forums suggest disabling it, allowing http, updating, re-enabling etc... Anyone out there aware of this issue and advise a solution or has a new URL to direct the P2P list at?Peer Block maintains the functionality of the original Peer Guardian 2 program, but includes fixes for various issues that remain unaddressed in the latest (~3 year old) version of PG2. Make sure to read the "Known Issues" sticky to see if your problem's already known (and maybe resolved), and also for what we need from you if we're going to be able to help! You can also post and report any problems you're having with the forum software itself or if you have any ideas on how to improve it, or just generally post any discussions you have not specifically related to Peer Block Support.