24/05/2005

BitTorrent drops its trackers - ZDNet UK News

BitTorrent drops its trackers - ZDNet UK News

Trackers have been the flaw of BitTorrent, whereby a website has to maintain a copy of the tracker which maintains state about where a torrent is. Recently the record and motion picture associations have just gone for major sites (like SuprNova) that host the trackers.

Now BitTorrent is trackerless and doesn't need to store trackers in single sites that can be closed down.

Already there are BitTorrent clients available supporting the new protocol (search for Azuerus as an example of a multi-platform Java version).
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