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  • 'Dupe' accounts due to same seedbox IP?

    I was looking around for other seedbox opportunities (I already have two and i am looking to merge them ) and ended up on OVH and Kimsufi to see what servers they have for a reasonable price.

    I was browsing through both of the sites and it seems to me that all servers come with 1 IP adress and every additional adress costs extra $ .
    Now, seeing these low-cost seedboxes , assuming that they are 're-sold' OVH/Kim servers, i am probably right in thinking that they do not buy these additional IP adresses from OVH/Kim .


    So, the problem arises.
    If there are 5 users on a shared seedbox, which has 1 IP, and all of the 5 users are members of what.cd (example) then how will What.cd Admins know that those 5 users are 5 different, unique users with the same IP? Couldn't they think that 1 user has created 5 accounts under the same IP and therefore ban all 5 users?


    This is a problem which i haven't researched yet but i'm sure its been discussed before. Sorry if there is already a thread about this.

  • #2
    On tracker generally you can add to your profile that you have a seedbox. Or you can pm an admin to do that.
    For example on wfl in the rules it's marked that you have to write on your profile that you have a seedbox.

    Most tracker admin know the ip adress of seedbox provider, so it's not a problem :)

    I never had a problem with that on all my trackers, but better be safe than sorry.

    Also on your torrent that you download there is a key that is unique for each users (passkey, etc.)
    Last edited by Mobi; April 4, 2012, 11:35 AM.

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    • #3
      On most trackers this shouldnt be much of an issue. Just pm staff and let them know. Shared seedboxes are a really common thing today so theres nothing to worry about as long as you inform the staff.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mobi View Post
        For example on wfl in the rules it's marked that you have to write on your profile that you have a seedbox.
        I've read Waffles rules, FAQ, etc. all in and out and never noticed such clause - would you mind point me to?

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        • #5
          Only one thing I'd point out.
          I Love Torrents admins say they understand many may use a shared seedbox however if they choose to ban 1 user they will also ban any IPs that user was using. If anyone else is using same IP they will ban those users too!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SatoruIwata View Post
            I've read Waffles rules, FAQ, etc. all in and out and never noticed such clause - would you mind point me to?
            Don't worry if there is no clause about seedboxes. Just send a staff Pm asking what to do and tell them necessary details of your box. The staff will handle the rest.
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