In todays world we need some protection against the anti-P2P organizations, script kiddies and big brother, Iplist is a kick-ass tool that will help protect your privacy!
What is iplist?
iplist is a list based packet handler which uses the netfilter netlink-queue library (kernel 2.6.14 or later). It filters by IP-address and is optimized for thousands of IP-address ranges.
Some typical reasons for using iplist are:
- to protect your privacy while sharing with others on p2p networks
- to ban unwanted clients from servers
- to block whole countries or networks
- to block spam- and ad-servers
- to block known hackers
sudo dpkg -i iplist_0.19-0hardy2_i386.deb
There is packages for all other Ubuntu/Linux Versions Here
After the installation ipblock can be found in main menu -> Internet -> ipblock.
The default choice for lists is similar to peerguardian, you have the option to add/remove what you need.
- level1.gz - Anti-p2p companies, Fake p2p file sources, Government, Military, Science, Research Labs, Bad Education facilities, and more.
- ads-trackers-and-bad-pr0n.gz - Advertising and data tracker servers
- spyware.gz - Malicious spyware and adware servers
- edu.gz - Educational institutions and universities
- bogon.gz - Spoofed IP-addresses
All options can be configured in this tab. Auto-updating lists is important and the default choice of 2 days is reasonable because www.bluetack.co.uk updates their lists 3 times per week. Using out-of-date lists is not recommended.
To ignore specific network traffic like HTTP or EMAIL (pop3) use the ignored ports section.
More information can be found @ the developers site here
More information on Blocklists can be found here