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Q&A: Is typing a proxy IP and port enough to protect your IP on a BitTorrent client?

June 19, 2011 by admin  
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Question by Leon Trotsky: Is typing a proxy IP and port enough to protect your IP on a BitTorrent client?

I use uTorrent and want to protect myself from being tracked or identified when downloading. I googled something like “torrent proxy” and found a site with a list of proxy IPs along with their respective ports and proxy types. I found a SOCKS5 proxy and typed in the IP and port into my connection preferences. Is this enough to hide myself, or is there something else I have to do?

Best answer:

Answer by Travis
That depends on two things- The security settings of the proxy itself, as well as how diligent someone is on tracking you. Typically you want Anonymous Proxies if you have a choice, and your best bet would be ones from larger institutions- colleges, science research centers, government proxies, large companies, etc. Ones run by private individuals often have security issues. Best of luck!

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2 Responses to “Q&A: Is typing a proxy IP and port enough to protect your IP on a BitTorrent client?”
  1. Alex D says:

    Probably.
    Theoretically, Nerd-who-lives-in-dark-room-by-himself could track you by your MAC address, which is part of your NIC. How, I not knows.

    If you are that concerned about torrenting, you really shouldn’t be in the first place, although I applaud your courage for even considering posting it.

  2. Nan says:

    No, the proxy will leak you IP address via java and other means.

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