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Auto updates don't work. You have to allow http and disable IP blocking and then check for updates manually. I kept getting "failed update" messages till I tried this.

13 years ago
Comments

Apparently it does so good a job...it blocks itself...lol

13 years ago
pg9
regular

It's best to update with Blocklist Manager from Bluetack. You get a much better blocklist there. I use the paranoid filter, lol.
http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php

13 years ago
kolbinfo
guru

My automatic updates for Peer Guardian actually work fine, I can see the via the progress popup window that the lists have been updated. The software settings determine how often the check is performed, I believe the default setting is every other day, but you have numerous other options.

13 years ago

kolb-
do you see a line where it says "6 lists: 6 up to date - 4 failed updating - 0 disabled"?

13 years ago
jszing
guru

I find it works best for me if I temporarily disable Peer Guardian and update manually.

13 years ago
kolbinfo
guru

@howelljsche, re: status line

My list status is up-to-date and accurate (p2p and permanent allow only), I have "zero" failed to update. I have 3 lists that are disabled because I unselected them after getting the program up and running, the functions are already covered by my Norton anti-virus software (things like ad-blocking).

Obviously, your lists are not updating if you see a "failed" status, but mine are.

13 years ago

Glad yours are working kolb...info must be for those that haven't disabled those functions. thanks

13 years ago
kolbinfo
guru

Clearly, some of us are having issues with Peer Guardian...

1.) Auto updates aren't working
2.) The program is blocking itself
3.) Leaving the http block in place (which is default) may be blocking fellow peers trying to connect for p2p download and seed activity

Let's see if there are some common denominators.

I use Peer Guardian 2, downloaded directly from Phoenix Labs' website: http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/

The only lists I have active are permanent allow and P2P. I EXIT PG when not doing p2p activity (in other words, I don't leave it running in my taskbar). My antivirus software is Norton Internet Security.

If you're having problems with Peer Guardian, please provide some details here to help troubleshoot... Thanks!

13 years ago
illestdomer2005
regular

I get "Error contacting URL" for P2P... The rest are fine.

13 years ago

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