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Discussion in 'Computers and Gaming' started by tek-monkey, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Dunno if anyone even bothers with them that much anymore? I very rarely do, but have noticed odd something recently. A few sites are getting spammed by what appear to be new movie releases in HD, all with very large numbers of seeds, but they are all the same file size. I'm not clicking on one to check, but I suspect they are all the same 'users' and it's either faked or a botnet being used to harvest IP addresses. I thought IP trolls were on the decline, but maybe not?
     
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  3. Entropy

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    I used to use them a lot, and avoided files like the one you mentioned.

    They usually turned out to be packed full of viruses or something completely different. Sadly my ISP blocks all torrent sites now so I don't have any access to them now.
     
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    age'd parent 50,000th poster!

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    There's a lot of fake uploads going round right now, that plus the proxies being shady as hell with their ads and click redirecting (which is all the torrent blocking has done, made people use shady proxies) makes it a bit of a minefield.

    Fortunately, Sonarr and Radarr seem to do quite well at identifying the dodgy uploads, so I leave them to it most of the time. It's a combination of checking the size against the type of file (a HD video is not going to be 50mb) and the age against the seeders (5 minutes old and 5000 seeds? Sure...)

    We are of course talking about totally legal Linux ISOs and legitimately distributed independent free films, not very illegal movie and TV downloads, right? That would be unethical.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I use sonarr, not heard of radarr but will take a look as couchpotato doesn't seem that useful nowadays. Could just be my indexers I guess.
     
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    Couchpotato is useless nowadays. Never seems to find anything.
     
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    never got any joy using couchpotato , will take a look at sonarr
    cheers tek .
     
  9. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Sonarr is for TV, whereas couchpotato was films. Looks like radarr may do both? At work so not googling that sort of thing here....
     
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    yea , noticed sonarr was TV . will checkout radarr and get back to you mate :)
     
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    looks like films only but i use sabnzb for tv anyway.
    just need to see if i can get it to auto rename and send to plex server now.
     
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    Radarr is a fork of Sonarr, but for films.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Is this Cockney rhyming slang for something :?:
     
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    So, word of advice when using Sonarr.

    If you don’t have a significant amount of storage, remove 2160p (4K) from your profile. Just setup a series (of Linux distributions of course, nothing illegal like Westworld series 1) and it tried to pull 106gb down. The HDD can deal with that, as can my connection, but not if everything I’m subscribed to tries and pulls that (and I have 11TB of storage on my server)
     
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