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can i block bit torrent in the router?

im trying to prevent my brother and everyone else who comes to my house from using bit torrent.
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Yes just close the port thats been opened for it, then change the login password.
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a little controlling, aren't we?
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most bittorrent clients use multiple ports. The easiest way is to block all access to programs named bit* - QoS packet scheduling my good man, its the new wave of being a controlling ass with your internet.

Rather than ******* your friends, educate them on how bittorrents RAPE your internet connection and show them how to properly throttle the amount of bandwidth they use so you both can use the internet at the same time.
    
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a little controlling, aren't we?
I think he just wants the bandwidth all for himself
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lol my dad got a letter
Quote:
Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Subscriber:

Comcast has received a notification by a copyright owner, or its authorized
agent, reporting an alleged infringement of one or more copyrighted works made
on or over Comcast's High-Speed Internet service (the 'Service'). The copyright
owner has identified the Internet Protocol ('IP') address associa ted with your
Service account at the time as the source of the infringing works. The works
identified by the copyright owner in its notification are listed below. Comcast
reminds you that use of the Service (or any part of the Service) in any manner
that constitutes an infringement of any copyrighted work is a violation of
Comcast's Acceptable Use Policy and may result in the suspension or termination
of your Service account.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, you may direct them to Comcast
in writing by sending a letter or e-mail to:

Comcast Legal Response Center
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
650 Centerton Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057 U.S.A.
Phone: (856) 317-7272
Fax: (856) 317-7319
E-mail: dmca@comcast.net

For more information regarding Comcast's copyright infringement policy,
procedures, and contact information, please read our Acceptable Use Policy by
clicking on the Terms of Serv ice link at http://www.comcast.net.

Sincerely,
Comcast Legal Response Center

Copyright work(s) identified in the notification of claimed infringement:

Title: Bruce Almighty

Infringement Source: BitTorrent
Initial Infringement Timestamp: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Recent Infringement Timestamp: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Infringer Username:
so im trying to prevent him and his friends from using it. since telling him does no good.

anyways how do i stop it. how do i know which port is opened for it. which port do i close?

lol what happens to my dads account because of that letter? are we in trouble? im talking to the legal deparment tommorrow, they said i have to, to resolve the issue or our service will be canceled. what do you thinks going to happen?


how do i block access to programs with bit______
lol when i log into the router, i can block ports, but i don't see a way to block programs without knowing the ports to block.
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i've never heard of that happening outside of a college campus. your brother must have a massive collection of shared files. did the letter specifically name any software, music, or movies?

EDIT: i'm really angry now. lots of people use BitTorrent to download and upload for perfectly legal reasons. not all things on the net are copyrighted. you need to lawyer up and go on the offensive!
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:swearing: comcast bastards. Apparently there's no good way to keep them from spying on you.
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post #9 of 72
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they specified the exact file name and everything.

i was amazed.
[QUOTE]
Infringement Source: BitTorrent
Initial Infringement Timestamp: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Recent Infringement Timestamp: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Infringer Username:
Infringing Filename: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Infringing File size: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Infringers IP Address: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Infringers DNS Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Infringing URL: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

so how do i prevent it? and what's going to happen?
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This happens semi-infrequently. I don't know if they just randomly monitor sometimes or what. A year or so ago my friend got a similar letter from his ISP about downloading Norton's or something and no he wasn't in college, this was his home IP address.

This letter doesn't mean you have to contact their legal department, it's primarily a warning letter. He never heard anything afterwards, although he did stop using bittorrent.

His was actually structured VERY similar to yours as well. So I would guess its some preformatted letter that they just change names, etc on.

I would NOT contact their legal department in my opinion. It doesn't say you need to, so don't do it.
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