Torrenting on VPN setups

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  • @CamoYoshi said:
    Fair warning: If you are in the US and use Comcast/Xfinity for your internet provider at home, torrenting on your connection, even with a VPN, will cause your account to be flagged. They heuristic layer 7 packet observation to determine if the pattern of open/closing connections and traffic flow appears like a torrent program and will begin to throttle your connection if they

    More information please ? Link? Citation?

    Even ancient OpenVPN with, say, a single TCP stream wouldn't give a lot of visibility into "opening/closing connections"

    There's a single long running connection with bursts of data - but that's exactly the same pattern remote workers would have.

    Xfinity uses to be infamous for throttling long running connections, but this seems to have reduced because, again, remote workers get irked when their Skype video lags.

    Experientially, Xfinity doesn't seem to throttle completely legal Linux ISO torrents over a basic VPN.

  • @skorous said:

    @CamoYoshi said:
    Fair warning: If you are in the US and use Comcast/Xfinity for your internet provider at home, torrenting on your connection, even with a VPN, will cause your account to be flagged. They heuristic layer 7 packet observation to determine if the pattern of open/closing connections and traffic flow appears like a torrent program and will begin to throttle your connection if they detect you doing it excessively. You will need to inject bogus traffic in the tunnel to mask the true traffic pattern similar to how GFW users use it to mask their traffic as well.

    Not gonna lie, this makes me want to go out and get Comcast just to see this in action. Do we actually have verification on this?

    @erk said:

    @CamoYoshi said:
    Fair warning: If you are in the US and use Comcast/Xfinity for your internet provider at home, torrenting on your connection, even with a VPN, will cause your account to be flagged. They heuristic layer 7 packet observation to determine if the pattern of open/closing connections and traffic flow appears like a torrent program and will begin to throttle your connection if they

    More information please ? Link? Citation?

    Even ancient OpenVPN with, say, a single TCP stream wouldn't give a lot of visibility into "opening/closing connections"

    There's a single long running connection with bursts of data - but that's exactly the same pattern remote workers would have.

    Xfinity uses to be infamous for throttling long running connections, but this seems to have reduced because, again, remote workers get irked when their Skype video lags.

    Experientially, Xfinity doesn't seem to throttle completely legal Linux ISO torrents over a basic VPN.

    https://torrentfreak.com/how-to-bypass-comcast-bittorrent-throttling-071021/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/VPNTorrents/comments/lwko7v/i_have_a_suspicion_that_comcast_is_throttling_my/

    https://privacycrypts.com/isp/throttling/comcast/

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  • my setup:
    a VPS in Bulgaria running BitTorrent
    VPN between home and said VPS.
    Syncthing downloaded stuff back home through the VPN link. Syncthing uses quic and https I believe.

    The all seeing eye sees everything...

  • There are premade docker containers for you to use that routes all torrent traffic through a VPN of your choice. Can be configured to use WireGuard/OpenVPN.

    https://github.com/binhex/arch-rtorrentvpn
    https://github.com/binhex/arch-delugevpn
    https://github.com/binhex/arch-qbittorrentvpn

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  • No one torrenting, just shy iso'ing.

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