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Pirate Bay: Blocked by Tier-1 Transit, Dumps 2M Torrents
Several Pirate Bay users from ISPs all over the world have been
unable to access their favorite torrent site for more than a week.
Their requests are being stopped in the Internet backbone network
of Cogent Communications, which has blackholed the CloudFlare
IP-address of The Pirate Bay and many other torrent and streaming
When the average Internet user types in a domain name, a request
is sent through a series of networks before it finally reaches the
server of the website. This also applies to The Pirate Bay and other
pirate sites such as Primewire, Movie4k, TorrentProject and
TorrentButler. However, for more than a week now the US-based
backbone provider Cogent has stopped passing on traffic to these
sites. The sites in question all use CloudFlare, which assigned
them the public IP-addresses 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. While
this can be reached just fine by most people, users attempting to
pass requests through Cogent's network are unable to access them.
The html version is a redundant subset, don't bother downloading it.
zcat torrent_dump_full.csv.gz | egrep -i cypherpunk
transmission-cli ... :)