DHT and BitTorrentAdded: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extratorrent.com
You might know torrenting from one – normal – side. Only few people know that you could have a whole different perspective by browsing BitTorrent’s DHT. If you are looking for a certain film, TV show, or game, you either buy it, or download it. In the second case, you would usually do that by going to a torrent website and finding what you need by browsing categories. However, there’s another option: you could find what you need without actually visiting any website.
Vuze is an open-source torrent application with long and pretty awesome past. It used to be called Azureus and was developed to help Linux users download torrents via a friendly interface. Since then, the client changed a lot, and recently acquired the “Swarm Discoveries” feature, which uses BitTorrent’s DHT to collect the informational pieces without leaving a trace.
Most of the file-sharing portals don’t offer anything beyond simple categorization among their own domain of content. However, the Internet users are currently looking for something that could work “horizontally”, across the websites, highlighting things that may be of interest.
That’s why Vuze developers decided to focus on the behavioral aspects of torrent selection. The feature is based on the fact that if someone downloads three torrents, there is a link between them. Then, if someone else downloads two of those three torrents, it re-enforces the fact that those two are somehow related.
In fact, there is something in this approach. The BitTorrent community is one of the largest on the Internet, which means it has a vast and complex DHT to be harvested at its full potential.
During the tests, Swarm Discoveries proved to be very useful and fun to use. When you choose a torrent file, you will see a list of related content, which allows you to expand your browsing by simple right clicking on the results and choosing “Discover Related”. Vuze also has tab that ranks the related results.
Another advantage is anonymity – the feature works by using the DHT, so the results are automatically generated by the application without any centralized components.
Like DHT is used to relate content to peers, it can also be used to related files to each other. This relationship is stored anonymously, so when an application gets a relationship, its originator remains unknown.
November 6th,2012Posted by:
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
|posted by (2012-11-06 17:44:15)|
|Nothing quite like visiting the torrent's thread and looking/giving information about the actual file.|
|being able to comment on it if fake or quality of Audio/video,DHT plug in by <Parg> Paul Graham who looked into decenralised torrenting and at the defunct antsp2p security at my instigation and developed the DHT plug in,I was jeff6667 aka JD666 back then on their Azureus# IRC channel and on sourceforge.net.|
|very rarely get the time for sourceforge these days but do help out on software tips and tricks forum on MS and Linux o/s when the mood takes me .|
|I still use Azureus/Vuze and endorse the Application widely it is a full spectrum application with a multitude of tweaks and plugins,I would advise the addition of a blocklist before any downloading is commenced and the link for said can be found in the Azureus wiki,enjoy.|
|lol,no secrets bit torrent is a legal application of encrypted information,its the use of copyrighted information which is illegal.|
The fact that it is a safe and secure transport is what makes it popular with online buisness users and many use the transport in preference to using tunnels since the incorporation of DHT.
|DHT is incorporated into other bit torrent apps like Utorrent and Deluge to name but a few since it was and is an open source development for an open source application everyone and their puppy have added it into their application.|
|posted by (2012-11-09 02:26:27)|
|DHT being around for a long time long before vuse.. in the time of Freenet, gnutella, and Napster.. heck linux built in torrent programs had them for years such as ktorrent. forms of DHT being around since the late 90's and most linux clients had since 2001 vuse( and it predecessor ) only started to use DHT in 2003-2004 .. I personally always found vuse to suck and preferred ktorrent|
|posted by (2012-11-09 15:31:01)|
|I'm sure Embolism if you did a basic sticky for the forums many people would be thankful.||
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