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Hide torrent activity from IT dept port blocking

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Actor, May 22, 2009.

  1. Actor

    Actor Newbie

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    The IT dept where I work deploys some pretty aggressive anti-virus software that notices the port that is used during my torrent activity and makes a note of it. It does actually block it (yet) but I do not like the idea that I am being watched and recorded. Is there a workaround for this (perhaps already addressed in another thread) ? either hiding the identity of the port used or forcing the use of a different than usual port? I am a pretty savvy computer user (at both software and hardware levels) but do not have sophisticated knowledge of these kinds of issues. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. av67976

    av67976 Registered Member

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    You can change the port that you use. What torrent program do you use?
     
  3. Actor

    Actor Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, av67976. I am using Azureus/Vuze.
     
  4. av67976

    av67976 Registered Member

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    Go to tools->options->connection->transport encryption
    configure everything as shown in the picture
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    press save and restart vuze
     
  5. Deprecated

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    First, your employer has the right to monitor and control your internet usage. When I worked for a major telecom company (in the IT dept.) we would monitor emails, IMs, URLs visited AND bandwidth usage. If a particular user was using an unusual amount of bandwidth, we'd call their supervisor and a local IT person accompanied by a supervisor would make a surprise visit to that users desk (or cubicle as the case may be). Those were in the days before torrents but we did get a few napster users fired.

    Now, having said that, your best way to hide what you're doing is either using a VPN or setting up an SSH tunnel to your home. You're still going to be using massive amounts of your employers bandwidth though. IT will catch you eventually. In your position I would use a remote desktop program like synergy - synergy2.sourceforge.net - and just control my home computer from work. Using synergy through a ssh tunnel will make it very tough for you to get caught and if you do get caught you're not doing anything THAT bad. You'd likely just get a slap on the wrist.
     
  6. slater

    slater Registered Member

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    i guess deprecated is right. whatever port you use the IT dept will see the traffic you are doing if they do a good monitoring. vpn, tunnels or vnc to remote is the only way according to me..and obviously if the ports are open to go outside.
     
  7. unravelled

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    PROXYYYYYY
    I use BT client with socks 5 proxy since my isp doesn't "block ports" but DEFINITELY throttles torrent/tracker packets.
     
  8. satinderspace

    satinderspace Newbie

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    You can use Hotspot Shield VPN to hide your torrent activity from your ISP or network admin. I think it works