behind cloudflare

Ben Tasker ben at
Mon May 1 10:27:06 PDT 2017

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Razer <g2s at> wrote:

> I assume the upstream
> provider for the local ISP is AOL which would explain why the only time
> we were ever notified about a 'torrentviolator' was in regard to Warner
> content,

Warner in particular, are very keen on monitoring torrents, and pay various
third parties to monitor swarms and extract IP addresses of anyone sharing
their content. The third party contractors then look at who owns the
relevant block, and sends a notification to that ISP (it's normally

It's less likely to be because AOL was upstream than it is simply a product
of the fact that Warner are absolutely shit-hot on trying to keep on top of
their content being shared (for all the good it does).

They don't notice and catch everyone, but IME they've got a far better
detection rate than other publishers.

Ben Tasker
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