Monday, July 20, 2015

Blocklist for Transmission

Transmission is, in my opinion, light and the best BitTorrent client for OS X so far [and did you know there’s even an unofficial Windows version too?]. Why? Because it’s super easy to use and configure and it’s not resource-hungry like some other BitTorrent client.

Looking for a nice and complete blocklist for Transmission can be a pain, especially if you’re not sure of which one to pick. In fact there are a ton of lists all for different purposes and no one will give you complete bad-peer protection since one will shield your client from spammers, one from the US Government [really?] and no one from all those things combined.

If you search on Google you will find people recommending this website, called iBlocklist, which collects various block lists but there are to many of them and they all have the same problem I said before: no complete 100% protection.

Luckly John Tyree, a user from, created a GitHub project which combines all those iBlocklist lists in to a single one and he hosted the result here. Simply add this URL in the Transmission preferences.

Good luck!