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uTorrent 1.7.6 Released

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by Ripper, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Ripper

    Ripper Active member

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    Any thoughts/comments/feedback we should know about?

    I'm still on 1.6 but now one of my private trackers seems to only be accepting the latest "stable" version of uTorrent on it's site. What a pain.

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    List of trackers forcing uTorrent 1.7.6:

    - http://revolutiontt.net (Accepting uTorrent 1.7.6 and uTorrent alpha 1.8 build 7928)
     
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  2. Ripper

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    So here is the situation we are presented with...

    According to TorrentFreak:

    As a result, quite a lot of torrent trackers have now been pushing, or forcing, their users to upgrade to uTorrent 1.7.6 which apparently fixes the problem.
    However, it is well known that since uTorrent 1.6.x was released, uTorrent was taken over by Bittorrent Inc. who just happen to be in partnership with the MPAA. There are fears that there is a section of code written into the software that "calls home" to the MPAA, giving them information regarding what you choose to download via uTorrent. According to TorentFreak again, though:

    So, rock and a hard place. Upgrade to latest release, stay on tracker, don't download anything illegal or don't upgrade, get kicked off tracker for downloading via it.

    Something to think about.

     
  3. Ripper

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    Rumoured that uTorrent 1.6.1 is still safe, along with 1.7.6, but falls under the 1.6.x ban on client versions.
     
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    Here is the portable version as I don't like things attaching there claws in my OS

    UtorrentPortable1.7.6
     
  5. LOCOENG

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    Moved as requested Jack, however, I think it would probably have been better left in the P2P section. Let's give it a while here and see about moving it back later.
     
  6. Ripper

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    Do as you see fit fit Scott, thanks for the favour, though :)
     
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    Wouldn't PG2 take care of this? Any IP address from known MPAA connections would be blocked from PeerGuardian. At least that is my look at it.
     
  8. Ripper

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    Well for one PG2 stops IPs from connecting to you, it doesn't stop uTorrent calling home to it's possible MPAA roots.

    Secondly, a quote from the website:

    We are talking about the MPAA/RIAA here. If they want to connect to your computer with a remote IP then they are going to do so. Do you not think they could knock something up that would bypass your seemingly meager protections in, say, minutes?

    That's my look at it.
     
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    fds
     
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    Not schooling anyone, just clarifying.
     
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    I'm on 1.6. I won't be upgrading any time soon. ;)
     
  12. varnull

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    I can't honestly say I'm surprised.. Remember how long ago we reported the mpaa/riaa links between utorrent devs and reported bad behaviour by the application. The µtorrent home site is listed as a macromedia/mpaa affiliate FFS!

    What more reason could anybody need to use azureus?
     
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