Bittorrent IP Blocklists

What is a Torrent IP Blocklist? A torrent IP blocklist is simply a giant database of IP addresses that you tell your torrent client (uTorrent, Vuze…) not to connect to. There many different blocklists, and IP’s tend to get included in a blocklist for a variety of reasons: Non-Residential IP address Schools/Universities Known torrent monitoring companies ‘Suspicious’ activity from an IP address The idea behind torrent blocklists is if you can create a list of all the ‘BAD’ IP addresses, then you can only connect to ‘safe’ peers. Any connection from a ‘blocked’ peer will be refused, and they won’t