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#1 User is offline   oldmen 

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Post icon  Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:41 AM

Bittorrent openly display our IP addresses when we are connected to each other so they can easily track our IP address back to us. Does eMule in anyway "show" our IP addresses to the other users connected?
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:47 AM

Yes! The IP's are shown in Verbose log in Servers-tab if verbose is enabled in Options/Extended.
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:53 AM

Someone would have to be able to open the options, find the extended settings, enable the verbose log and most important, be able to read it. That requires to be able to use some text editor or file viewer.

So it is safe to say, emule is pretty safe against complete noobs.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 07:54 AM

I see, thanks for the replies.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 06:34 AM

transfers - known clients
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:37 PM

^^ Not with the official client. :P

Edit: I assume you mean that the IP's are shown in known clients list.

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 04:29 PM

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 09:27 PM

Well, how about rodents under my bed? Can eMule hide from them? Is it 'safe'?
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 09:35 PM

View PostIndingi, on Jun 4 2007, 02:27 PM, said:

Well, how about rodents under my bed? Can eMule hide from them? Is it 'safe'?
I pity the rodent that occupies the same physical space as the 120mm steel case fans in my computer :devil:
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 09:42 PM

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3. Then check the Quick help & guides forum.
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:19 AM

sorry to create a fuss. but yes, some versions do show the ip's in known clients list. but as stated before, it's only as safe as what you have to hide. and i'm sure if somebody is looking for ip's, they will have a version that shows them.[not that i worry]
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:23 AM

View Posthrmwrm, on Jun 4 2007, 09:19 PM, said:

but yes, some versions do show the ip's in known clients list.
Mine even queries the RIRs for IP WHOIS information ;)
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Post icon  Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:29 PM

View PostPacoBell, on Jun 5 2007, 04:23 AM, said:

View Posthrmwrm, on Jun 4 2007, 09:19 PM, said:

but yes, some versions do show the ip's in known clients list.
Mine even queries the RIRs for IP WHOIS information ;)


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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:09 AM

View PostDick_Manitoba, on Jun 5 2007, 06:29 AM, said:

Have you developed an eMule .48a Sam Spade Edition?
More like a Help-Bluetack-Cull-All-Their-Erroneous-Ranges Edition.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:23 PM

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:50 AM

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 06:19 PM

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 07:27 AM

View Postcplif, on Jun 10 2007, 08:19 PM, said:

Always be caught, the smell of Nissenice's cigar will follow you anywhere



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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:26 AM

Ok guys, lets just say how safe emule (by itself) if you like downloading say a few songs there and there and the occasional porn movie. You don't download programs or anything. By safe I mean not being caught and sued by the owners of the copyright.
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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:36 AM

Well who 'bout that:
The probability to get caught should be:
Sum(PTGC of all files you share) / filecount
in average... and simply the highest PTGC of all files you share absolute (if there is one file with 100% then you WILL be caught)

Depending on the age of the files and the number of sources the probability to get caught varies from 0% to 100%. There is no other answer.
Download only legal files... or: learn to live and accept the risks of your deeds.
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