[bittorrent] when users are behind a transparent proxy, it is possible to trace their real IP address ?

FYP 2005 hkucsfyp2005 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 16:10:38 EST 2006


well. Because my aim is to find out the true ip address of the clients
And on my hand, I only have a .torrent file. I don't know whether the
metainfo file containing trackers which run on port 80 or not .
Therefore, I have to deal with trackers which runs on all sort of ports.



On 3/22/06, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 3/22/06, FYP 2005 <hkucsfyp2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks Brian.
> >
> >
> > I am talking about the most navie way.
> > I think I want to know the true IP address of the client who is behind a
> > transparent proxy.
> > I agree with you . From an end user view , it is pointless to determine
> the
> > ip address of other clients.
> > However, I want to know where  other clients come from(coz i am working
> in a
> > computer project for final year). Therefore, I want to find out their IP
> > address but not the proxy ip adderss.
> >
> > In fact, I have some ideas on that. But i am not sure if it is feasible
> or
> > not .
> > As you metioned before, I can look for the X-Forwarded-For header .
> > However, X-Forwarded-For header can only be used when a client visit a
> web
> > server.
> > Then  the X-Forwarded-For header will be included in the http request.
> > Now on my hand, I only have a torrent.
> > Can I still able to find out the true ip address of the clients ?
> >
> > P.S. I am working on trackers not only running on port 80.
>
> Why don't you work on trackers that don't run on port 80 at all instead?
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