I would like to use several public IP block list (IP filters) in qBitTorrent or Vuze, on Ubuntu 14.

What is the easiest way to do that and to get the lists updated?

Note: This is not a discussion about wether IP block list should be used or not.


I'm currently using PeerGuardian to get the lists downloaded and merged:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jre-phoenix/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install pgld pglcmd pglgui

PeerGuardian was pretty buggy at startupt in my case but it does merge the lists from bluetack and other providers.

  • Run pglgui

  • On Configure tab, choose your lists and click "Apply"

  • On Configure tab, disable "Start PeerGuardian at system boot" otherwise you will have many problems connecting to the Internet and browsing the Web

  • On Control tab, click on "Stop"

Then put this path in vuze/qbittorent/whatever torrent client ip filter:


I haven't tried to figure out how to update the lists easily.

Note that modblock has been replaced by peerguadian.

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