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    BitTorrent Goes Trackerless: Publishing with BitTorrent gets easier!

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    As part of our ongoing efforts to make publishing files on the Web painless and disruptively cheap, BitTorrent has released a 'trackerless' version of BitTorrent in a new release.

    Suppose you bought a television station, you could broadcast your progamming to everyone in a 50 mile radius. Now suppose the population of your town tripled. How much more does it cost you to broadcast to 3 times as many people? Nothing. The same is not true of the Web. If you own a website and you publish your latest video on it, as popularity increases, so does your bandwidth bill! Sometimes by a lot! However, thanks to BitTorrent the website owner gets almost near-broadcast economics on the web by harnessing the unused upstream bandwidth of his/her users.

    In prior versions of BitTorrent, publishing was a 3 step process. You would:
    1. Create a ".torrent" file -- a summary of your file which you can put on your blog or website
    2. Create a "tracker" for that file on your webserver so that your downloaders can find each other
    3. Create a "seed" copy of your download so that your first downloader has a place to download from
    Many of you have blogs and websites, but dont have the resources to set up a tracker. In the new version, we've created an optional 'trackerless' method of publication. Anyone with a website and an Internet connection can host a BitTorrent download!

    While it is called trackerless, in practice it makes every client a lightweight tracker. A clever protocol, based on a Kademlia distributed hash table or "DHT", allows clients to efficiently store and retrieve contact information for peers in a torrent.

    When generating a torrent, you can choose to utilize the trackerless system or a traditional dedicated tracker. A dedicated tracker allows you to collect statistics about downloads and gives you a measure of control over the reliability of downloads. The trackerless system makes no guarantees to reliability but requires no resources of the publisher. The trackerless system is not consulted when downloading a traditionally tracked torrent.

    Although still in Beta release, the trackerless version of BitTorrent, and the latest production version are available at http://www.bittorrent.com/
    I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

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    I was about to post that. Good timing.
    An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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      #3
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      I'm gonna wait till they are done with their beta version.

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        #4
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        Tofi: wait till i throw a tupperware party now
        I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

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          #5
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          Haha, I'll bring the drinks.
          An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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            #6
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            sweeeettt this is cool!

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              #7
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              So in this 'trackerless' version the person distributing it is sort of a lightweight tracker..yes ? In that case wouyld it still not be easy to track back to the culprit and sue em ? And what about mass distribution ?

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                #8
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                ^^ start of revolution yaar..

                (qiyaamat ke aasaar hain abb to.. ) raam raam !
                thanks for pulling head outta your ass long enough to read my post, then highlighting & reading this. Signed:
                -faizy

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                  #9
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                  Maniac: the simple answer is yes. Anyone can be tracked with those forensic utils that the authorities have
                  I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

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                    #10
                    Re: BitTorrent Goes Trackerless: Publishing with BitTorrent gets easier!

                    i downloaded the latest version but it still has that tracker field, isn't it out yet?
                    I told you duniya gol hay...

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                      #11
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                      Ok so, in layman's term, how does it change anything for a person like me who likes to download games and movies? Do i still have to use websites to download it from?
                      Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing

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                        #12
                        Re: BitTorrent Goes Trackerless: Publishing with BitTorrent gets easier!

                        I'm Kool. the answer is yes for now but keep your fingers crossed :



                        Amid fears that P2P file trading might be about to die a horrible death, Bram Cohen (the genius behind the popular BitTorrent protocol) has revealed that himself and a team of developers are working on an advertising-supported search engine dedicated to cataloguing and indexing the thousands of movies, music tracks, software programs and other files available via BitTorrent. This project, which will represent the first commercial offering from BitTorrent, will produce ranked search results, together with sponsored links provided through a partnership with Oakland, California, company Ask Jeeves.

                        Ashwin Navin (BitTorrent's chief operating officer) demonstrated the service last week at BitTorrent's temporary headquarters, a small, one-room San Francisco office shared with Navin's last venture, an import/export firm called GSI Group. Surrounded by pallets of imported playing cards and poker chips, Navin fired up a browser on his laptop and typed "Mozilla" into the BitTorrent search box. The search quickly produced a site offering torrents for the free browser.
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