Unblock torrent websites in India:
Due to recent supreme court orders on ISPs like Airtel, MTNL, and BSNL, Reliance has blocked torrent websites like torrentz, pirate bay, h33t and others in India beginning on 6th May 2012. So friends, today I am going to teach how to unblock torrent websites in India, specifically on AIRTEL, MTNL and BSNL broadband services. First let’s learn what a torrent it and how ISPs block websites. Then we’ll discuss easy ways to bypass the noobish stuff.
What is a torrent?
Most of us regularly use torrents to download stuff like movies, songs, tv shows, software – simply everything that can be downloaded online. But have you ever tried to understand what exactly a torrent is? How it works? Ever heard of seeds and peers? From now on, you will be able to understand what these terms are.
A “torrent” is basically a strong and fast-moving stream of data (normally used in the context of a water stream). Technically, a torrent file is a file which signifies to some specific content – like a movie – that it uses peer-to-peer sharing protocol (P2P), enabling users to send and receive files in small pieces to and from computers across the Internet. Because of the distributed nature of peer-to-peer sharing (usually computer networks behavior which are peered i.e. connected together), small pieces of the files are downloaded and then reassembled by the software (any torrent client that you use, such as utorrent).
How do torrents work?
All torrent downloading/uploading takes place using a torrent program. Examples of such programs include uTorrent, Vuze, BitTorrent, etc. These programs enable your computer to send and receive pieces of files on a specific port and interpret the data from torrent files. The torrent files contain all of the information about a specific torrent: who started it, what the torrent contains, and how to download and upload information corresponding to that torrent. When the torrent file is opened by a torrent program, the torrent program connects to other users who have portions of the file and downloads those pieces from them. Once it receives portions of the file, your computer is then able to “seed,” or upload, the file to other users. Once the torrent program has received all portions of the file, it assembles them into a usable file with the instructions found in the original torrent file.
Torrent downloading/uploading begins and ends at large network servers known as trackers. Your torrent program, known as a client, connects to these servers using a list found in the original torrent file. Trackers have a list of all users connected to them and which files they’re able to seed. Your client picks from these users and downloads data from them accordingly. Upon connecting to a tracker, it registers your computer and the files that you are able to seed. Trackers also keep logs of your share ratio (i.e. how much your computer uploads, measured against how much your computer downloads) and determine the amount of bandwidth you receive, based on that ratio.
How does ISP blocks websites?
All ISPs provide a default DNS (domain name servers) which is the used to translate the domain name into an IP address. Most ISPs block the websites at DNS level, which is an amateur move. If the user changes their DNS, then they can unblock the websites blocked by DNS. We are far smarter than normal users, and thanks to IPV4 and IPV6 we can change our DNS server whenever we want.
How to unblock torrents in INDIA, specifically on AIRTEL, MTNL, and BSNL
There are actually several methods to unblock torrents:
1.Use HTTPS instead of HTTP: As ISPs have only blocked the HTTP web version of websites, you can directly access all torrent websites using HTTPS instead of HTTP.
So, open websites like: https://torrentz.eu
Accept the SSL certificate and it will work for you.
2. Change the DNS to public or free DNS server like Google (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52), Norton (184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11) or any other public DNS that can be easily found.
Norton DNS: Protects you from phishing websites
Go to your network connection, select “status” and then click on “properties” below the activity. There, select the IPV4 and click on “properties.” Below, you will see “use the following DNS name.” There, fill in the primary DNS and alternate DNS servers. Apply it and enjoy the torrents!
3. Use TOR browser bundle: Using TOR, you can bypass anything, anywhere in the world, and it will also hide your traces by protecting privacy.
You can download TOR here:
4. Use proxies: This is not a great option, but you can use this. Just keep one thing in mind: while using proxies that you need to unclick the encrypt URL option in proxy setting, otherwise you will end up downloading a encrypted torrent file and it will be a waste. Always unclick “Encrypt URL” while using torrents.
5. Use VPN: A free VPN can also come to your rescue. All you need to do is download and install a free VPN client. After this, all the URL requests of the blocked websites can easily be bypassed. Among several others, providers such as freevpn, supervpn and vpnreactor provide the free service.
I hope you learned something from this! Sound off in the comments.