Setting up MLDonkey to use IP blocking list

Warning: Setting up ip blocking may fill up your /dev/ram0 which results in torrents which cannot be completed.

Step 1
Issue the command vwi to the mlnet core (View image).
Add a new URL in the following format (View image)


Click on DL beside the newly added URL. Wait for a while before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2
Issue the following command in your telnet (of DNS-323).

/ # find * -name “”

If everything has been done correctly, it should show the path to the file

/ # find * -name “”

Step 3
Issue voo+7 to your mlnet core. Under the option value for ip_blocking, fill in the path to (View image). In my case, it would be /mnt/HD_a2/mldonkey/web_infos/ Do take normal of the preceeding /

Step 4
Finally issue block_list to the mlnet core to check if everything has been set up correctly (View image).


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11 thoughts on “Setting up MLDonkey to use IP blocking list

  • June 13, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    MLDonkey for DNS-323

    MLDonkey for DNS-323: 2.8.5 MLDonkey for DNS-323: 2.8.7 MLDonkey is another client that supports a few Peer-to-Peer protocols (bittorrent, edonkey, …). Best of all, this bittorrent client has got a web interface for you to administrate the bittorrent…

  • July 9, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    Hey mate, Just thought I would write you a quite message to say, after following your very clear instructions to the letter, I was able to both fun_plug and mldonkey my SAN. Its value has trebled. So this is just a quick thank you!
    Mldonkey does occasionaly only get to 98% and hang there on some torrents (legit ones not fake RIAA ones) and if i figure out why ill let you know. Either way. Mldonkey aside your instructions are VERY clear so thanks again.

  • July 9, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks! 98% problem might be due to lack of seeders for complete file (which sometimes do happen).

  • July 11, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Yeah, they are often well seeded files (im a bittorrent veteran). Its rather strange. Ive fiddled with the settings, and even started again from scratch.

    What i think is happening is that its downloading the last 100k of the file over and over and over. Its almost like a hash fail. Very much like what happens in fake torrents. Yet even on legit ones its doing the same thing.

    All ports are forwarded etc.,

    I may mess around with a wget and ctorrent combo instead. Either way, your instructions on getting it going are very clear and helpful.

    If there ever is a newer version of mldonkey in the future, Id love it if you compiled it for the DNS-323. Dont let the poor attitudes of a few script kiddies deter you from doing so.

    Ill keep experimenting anyway and if i find something obvious or something that needs fixing ill pass it on should you ever encounter it in the future.

  • July 11, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    I planned to take out other functionalities and leave it only with bittorrent and file download. Not sure if it will reduce the binary size.

    I am also waiting for the author of mldonkey to release a new version.

  • January 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    hey the list from openmedia seems to be down. i can’t access to the site. has it been taken down by the “big boys”? or is this temporary? Any other list providers? Can MLDonkey use lists from Peerguardian? Thanks.

  • January 15, 2008 at 1:47 am

    Hi Shadowandy,

    I just wanted to say: Thank you! I’ve got the Conceptronic CH3SNAS and thanks to your clear instructions I’ve got a bittorrentclient running with a peerguardian blocklist. I’m a complete linuxn00b, but you couldn’t have made the install any easier. Just a simple matter of putting the files on volume 1 and rebooting the NAS. Thanks man!

  • January 15, 2008 at 11:51 pm


    You are welcome. 🙂
    Glad that you are making the full use of your Conceptronic CH3SNAS!

  • February 5, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    I can’t seem to download the guarding_full.php file.. the site times out.. Is there another source somewhere?


  • March 2, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Any help on getting guarding_full.php file for MLD?

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