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Old April 24th, 2018
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I periodically like to remind people about BOTs on the Gnutella network. I set-up Phex on a different OS to usual and recorded a few findings after 24 hours. Some of the same old BOTs still around and of course the port 27016 Spam-BOTs that show up with different addresses periodically. GTK-Gnutella has its own way of blocking BOTs. During the 2014-15 period I helped with the addition of ways to block three BOT types for WireShare. But for all other BOT variations and for all other LIME code based programs and including BearShare, the best way to block these hostile hosts is via using a hostiles security block list.

Below is a few listings of BOTs seen at moments over a day. The first picture, a connection listing is from two snapshots taken one hour apart. The Phex security block window shows some of the BOT block rules I set-up and how many times they had been blocked within a 24 hour (or less) period. I've also shown a pic of a connection listing of PyGnutella from Jan 2012 using the same port as the other PyGnutella's still use now. The reason for the range blocks is because each range belongs to a particular company and in many cases the BOTs are dispersed across the range.

(1) The TechNutopia Fullsize Hostiles List for BearShare and LimeWire-bots-2018-04-24.png . (2) The TechNutopia Fullsize Hostiles List for BearShare and LimeWire-pygnutella-2012-01-24.png . (3) The TechNutopia Fullsize Hostiles List for BearShare and LimeWire-bot-blocks-2018-04-24.png
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