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Demonoid Back Online

Postby FireBox » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:05 pm

Story : http://demonoid.com/

Welcome back!

Since a few months ago, Deimos, the site administrator, lacks the necessary time to take care of the website, because of personal matters he's been needing to attend to. For this reason, he has decided to leave the site staff.

Before leaving, he assigned a new site administrator from among his friends to take care of the site. The old moderator team will continue helping with the site, unchanged. We will try to keep running everything just as it always has been.

The trackers and website seem to be working properly, and should any issues arise, they will be taken care of as soon as possible. The site might be going on and offline over the next days as we work out any problems.

Welcome back, and enjoy your stay!


Demonoid, one of the file-sharing world’s largest and well known sites came back online on April 11, 2008. Last fall it was shut down by its ISP who had been getting pressured by the CRIA. It came back for a little while but was then shut down again preemptively to avoid further legal troubles.

Today it was brought back online including the tracker, the forums however are currently down. The welcome message states that it is under new management and that everything is essentially back to normal.

The welcome message does not however mention the legal issues at all which could add fuel to the conspiracy fires since returns like this are usually suspect. File-sharers will likely approach the site cautiously, wary that it may be a legal honeypot to catch illegal file-sharing. In September of 2006, the largest eDonkey site ShareReactor was brought back online with most of its forums after having been taken down in a raid in March 2004. Speculation of its authenticity spread quickly when it was revealed that it was under “new management” and as details surfaced, returning users fled and the site was taken back down.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby Red_Demon » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:20 pm

Well I'm glad they are back up n runnin'.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby velatire » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:26 pm

My account is still active, sweet. But I did donate 3 days before the site went down, I don't have VIP :(
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby hiro81 » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:31 pm

I wouldn't get anywhere near that mess, and I was once a moderator on the Demon, although I'm sure the kids will come running back to the honeypot.. :tinfoilhat: :lol:

I've never heard an honest explanation why Demonoid left Canada (there are still a number of sites operating just fine in here in the Great White North) or why they failed to find a new host after the move. This stinks to high hell with MAFiAA.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby FireBox » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:32 pm

fischju wrote:My account is still active, sweet. But I did donate 3 days before the site went down, I don't have VIP :(

I haven’t used the site in a long time, but when I checked it out today, IE filled in my login details for me. :lol:
The site still has my transfer stats, as low as the numbers may be. :mrgreen:

hiro81 wrote:I wouldn't get anywhere near that mess, and I was once a moderator on the Demon, although I'm sure the kids will come running back to the honeypot.. :tinfoilhat: :lol:

I've never heard an honest explanation why Demonoid left Canada (there are still a number of sites operating just fine in here in the Great White North) or why they failed to find a new host after the move. This stinks to high hell with MAFiAA.

Yeah, the welcome page doesn’t even mention it. When ShareReactor came back, a lot of people were enthusastic, but we saw how long that lasted.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby illPhever » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:38 pm

glad to see demonoid is back. i don't feel skeptical about it, and it came back much sooner than when sharereactor was offline -- during which time things changed in the filesharing world, so i don't think the popularity of the site will be impacted.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby LANjackal » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:22 am

At the very least, it's good to have a (semi) public tracker back, period, as opposed to Yet Another Torrent Search Engine :roll:. What the BT world needs is more trackers. The more, the merrier. As to whether or not this is a trick, we'll see.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby Praxis » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:57 am

Does anybody know where they moved their servers to?
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby qm2003 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:39 am

Code: Select all
Tracing route to www.demonoid.com [62.149.24.66]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  2    21 ms     5 ms    25 ms  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (my ISP)
  3    30 ms    23 ms    71 ms  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (my ISP)
  4    45 ms    32 ms    32 ms  so2-1-0-622M.ar1.HAM1.gblx.net [208.49.136.165]

  5    56 ms    34 ms    33 ms  pos2-0-0-10G.ar1.ARN3.gblx.net [67.17.95.218]
  6     *        *       58 ms  RETN-LTDStockholm.TenGigabitEthernet8-4.ar1.ARN3.gblx.net [64.212.109.134]
  7    93 ms   109 ms   121 ms  so-300.RT771-001.kiv.retn.net [81.222.0.150]
  8   116 ms    98 ms    98 ms  87.245.247.18
  9    96 ms    93 ms    98 ms  itsinternet-gw.colocall.net [62.149.20.1]
 10    98 ms   109 ms    94 ms  athena.colocall.net [62.149.2.108]
 11   112 ms    97 ms    98 ms  demonoid.com [62.149.24.66]

Trace complete.



WHOIS on "colocall.net" :
Code: Select all
domain:       colocall.net
owner:        Hostmaster Colocall
organization: Colocall Ltd
email:        hostmaster@colocall.net
address:      52-58, Turgenevskaya str.
city:         Kiev
postal-code:  04053
country:      UA
phone:        +380.444617988
admin-c:      CNET-13566 hostmaster@colocall.net
tech-c:       CNET-13566 hostmaster@colocall.net
billing-c:    CNET-13566 hostmaster@colocall.net
reseller:     ColoCall Internet Data Center
nserver:      ns2.colocall.net 80.91.187.12
nserver:      ns1.colocall.net 62.149.2.59
status:       lock
created:      2000-03-17 06:05:20 UTC
modified:     2008-02-18 08:15:33 UTC
expires:      2010-03-17 10:05:20 UTC

contact-hdl:  CNET-13566
person:       Hostmaster Colocall
organization: Colocall Ltd
email:        hostmaster@colocall.net
address:      52-58, Turgenevskaya str.
city:         Kiev
postal-code:  04053
country:      UA
phone:        +380.444617988


I think it is safe to say, they are hosted in the Ukraine.

And they registered the domain "demonoid.com" from Brazil. Good for them ... :toast:
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby thunderstick » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:46 am

I've been hoping for its return, and I'm very happy to see it has been resurrected to its former glory.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby stuartambient » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:05 am

kiev ...can we get some perogies also. love those tasty little doughie treats, wodka , need it even said :lookup:
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby Maestro120 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:53 am

qm2003 wrote:
Code: Select all
Tracing route to www.demonoid.com [62.149.24.66]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1     *        *        *     Request timed out.
  2    21 ms     5 ms    25 ms  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (my ISP)
  3    30 ms    23 ms    71 ms  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (my ISP)
  4    45 ms    32 ms    32 ms  so2-1-0-622M.ar1.HAM1.gblx.net [208.49.136.165]

  5    56 ms    34 ms    33 ms  pos2-0-0-10G.ar1.ARN3.gblx.net [67.17.95.218]
  6     *        *       58 ms  RETN-LTDStockholm.TenGigabitEthernet8-4.ar1.ARN3.gblx.net [64.212.109.134]
  7    93 ms   109 ms   121 ms  so-300.RT771-001.kiv.retn.net [81.222.0.150]
  8   116 ms    98 ms    98 ms  87.245.247.18
  9    96 ms    93 ms    98 ms  itsinternet-gw.colocall.net [62.149.20.1]
 10    98 ms   109 ms    94 ms  athena.colocall.net [62.149.2.108]
 11   112 ms    97 ms    98 ms  demonoid.com [62.149.24.66]

Trace complete.



WHOIS on "colocall.net" :
Code: Select all
domain:       colocall.net
owner:        Hostmaster Colocall
organization: Colocall Ltd
email:        hostmaster@colocall.net
address:      52-58, Turgenevskaya str.
city:         Kiev
postal-code:  04053
country:      UA
phone:        +380.444617988
admin-c:      CNET-13566 hostmaster@colocall.net
tech-c:       CNET-13566 hostmaster@colocall.net
billing-c:    CNET-13566 hostmaster@colocall.net
reseller:     ColoCall Internet Data Center
nserver:      ns2.colocall.net 80.91.187.12
nserver:      ns1.colocall.net 62.149.2.59
status:       lock
created:      2000-03-17 06:05:20 UTC
modified:     2008-02-18 08:15:33 UTC
expires:      2010-03-17 10:05:20 UTC

contact-hdl:  CNET-13566
person:       Hostmaster Colocall
organization: Colocall Ltd
email:        hostmaster@colocall.net
address:      52-58, Turgenevskaya str.
city:         Kiev
postal-code:  04053
country:      UA
phone:        +380.444617988


I think it is safe to say, they are hosted in the Ukraine.

And they registered the domain "demonoid.com" from Brazil. Good for them ... :toast:


Well I guess this should settle in any lingering doubts about this being a "honey pot". Hard to imagine the MPAA going all the way to the Ukraine to get the Tracker hosted just to trap people.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:59 am

:lol: well, maestro - i can see you're not yet entitled (qualified?) to wear the :tinfoilhat: ;)
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby stuartambient » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:30 am

MrFredPFL wrote::lol: well, maestro - i can see you're not yet entitled (qualified?) to wear the :tinfoilhat: ;)



curious, what is being implied ?
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby MrFredPFL » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:51 am

the tinfoil hat is the badge of the truly paranoid. no truly paranoid person would think that the ukraine was too far for the MPAA to go to establish a honeypot. anyone worthy of the :tinfoilhat: knows that andromeda is not too far away for them :P
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby Fartingbob » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:54 am

For the truly paranoid, the entire internet was set up with the single purpose of catching P2Pers, and everything on it is just a coincidence.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby Maestro120 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:27 pm

Fartingbob wrote:For the truly paranoid, the entire internet was set up with the single purpose of catching P2Pers, and everything on it is just a coincidence.


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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby VanGoghX » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:12 pm

Fartingbob wrote:For the truly paranoid, the entire internet was set up with the single purpose of catching P2Pers, and everything on it is just a coincidence.
Including this board. We know who you are! :twisted:
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby LD50% » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:14 pm

Fartingbob wrote:For the truly paranoid, the entire internet was set up with the single purpose of catching P2Pers, and everything on it is just a coincidence.


Dammit....I just knew it.........! :shock:
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby Golgo1 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:04 am

If the site still has user accounts, tranfer stats, etc, it has be be the original site database. Probably just handed off (sold?) to a new admin.
The question is, would the old owner ever give the entire package over to the AAs? Or just want to keep the site alive, even though he doesnt want to be responsible for the hassles.

If I ran the site, it would be the latter. I'd be happy to see it live on. even if the companies offered me a truckload of money Id give them a big FU.
We cant be sure the old admin thinks the same, but I doubt there was such an offer from the mafia (we would have heard SOMETHING)
I feel pretty confident that for the time being, the site is for good honest p2p.


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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby FireBox » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:35 am

There is something wonky going on with the releases there, although it could just be a corrupted database. If you look through the torrent list, it seems to get really messy around the time that the site went down. It goes from about Oct.23, to Nov.6, Nov.7, then back to Oct.27. Then there’s nothing while they were gone, and then about 4,000 releases in the past couple of days that they have been back. The dates of the pre-shutdown are messed up, and 4,000 items in a couple of days sound pretty high to me. :?
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby Bruce Wayne » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:14 pm

FireBox:

4,000 items in a couple of days sound pretty high to me


No that's not very high is you consider how many peoples that where waiting for the return of Demonoid.....

And most of the peoples have all they're torrent still waiting for the tracker for coming back on-line
i saw in some forum that some dude have like over 150 torrents waiting for the tracker so 4,000 i think is just
normal because everything is back on-line.....
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby MrFredPFL » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:28 pm

good point, batman :)
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby Your_Mentor » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:46 pm

Its as good as a honeypot.. HOw many used Demonoid and actually gotten DMCA letters?? Private-semi.. People are still uploading the torrent to others and even connecting to you even though they arent a part of the site. Seems lame to use it. If they would of actually banned the use or connection from others on other torrent sites from using their torrents then the CRIA wouldnt have got to shut them down.
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Re: Demonoid Back Online

Postby FireBox » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:21 pm

It won’t matter as much if it is a honeypot or not if you use some good blocking apps like PeerGuardian and Protowall.

Bruce Wayne wrote:
4,000 items in a couple of days sound pretty high to me

No that's not very high is you consider how many peoples that where waiting for the return of Demonoid.....
And most of the peoples have all they're torrent still waiting for the tracker for coming back on-line
i saw in some forum that some dude have like over 150 torrents waiting for the tracker so 4,000 i think is just
normal because everything is back on-line.....

I suppose. It just seemed high, and the dates are still messed up (but like I said, that could be due to db corruption in those unstable days).
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