The Pirate Bay – North Korean hosting? No, it’s fake. (P2)

Oh wow, what a response, Hackernews, Slashdot, Reddit etc. – Killed my Webserver, but this has been fixed now with some help (and a RioRey). As requested i will go DEEP in this post, this is a bit more technical but anyone should be able to get the (basic) concept of it, i try to keep it more simple as well. In the end i will also solve the mystery of the REAL hosting location, with proof. I had some interesting finds while surfing around my blogs referers, as some suggested that TBP is actually hosted in Europe – Yes,…

The Pirate Bay – North Korean hosting? No, it’s fake.

(Updated article with proof for the real hosting and how it was done is HERE.) Something i stubled upon in the #lowendbox IRC: http://falkvinge.net/2013/03/04/after-being-cut-from-norway-the-pirate-bay-returns-from-north-korea/ This is certainly interesting, however let me tell you: It is fake. TBP is not hosted in North Korea (at least not now). Why can i say this? It is actually pretty easy if you have an understanding of BGP and BGP transit links. Let’s look at a traceroute to ThePirateBay (194.71.107.15): (Shorted to one ping) 3 at-grz-lazg-pe02-vl-2084.upc.at (84.116.229.73) 15.597 ms -> Graz, Austria 4 at-vie15a-rd1-vl-2032.aorta.net (84.116.228.85) 18.448 ms -> Vienna, Austria 5 de-fra01a-rd3-xe-2-1-0.aorta.net (213.46.160.69) 18.414…