Tribler Develops BitTorrent Decentralized EcosystemAdded: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
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Now there’re not very sweet times for torrent websites, as they keep drawing the short straw in the lawsuits brought by copyright owners. Maybe that’s why the team of the Tribler BitTorrent client keeps developing a decentralized ecosystem for BitTorrent network. The latest version contains some features helping avoid spam and providing fast downloads.
Developers from the Tribler peer-to-peer team (the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands) have been evolving their BitTorrent client of the next generation for several years so far. This project has got millions of euros awarded in EU funding. This money is being spent by the researchers to create originally new ecosystem of BitTorrent network, which will have no need for torrent tracker websites.
The idea, allowing achieving this goal, is that the new client’s search functionality will be fully distributed. This means that the torrents will not come from a central server or a torrent tracker website, but directly from the network of peers. Potentially, such possibility automatically makes BitTorrent indexers like isoHunt or The Pirate Bay just needless.
The reverse side of such sort of search is impossibility to moderate spam and to determine fake files. However, the Tribler team is already trying to find a solution for this problem by implementing a feature called SwarmRank that ranks torrents depending on their speed and trustworthiness. The feature is originated from Google’s algorithm PageRank known to keep the search engine’s results neat and relevant.
Another new thing in the field of trust, which is used in the latest Tribler version, is BarterCast – a reputation score for user. It is intended to provide higher download speeds for sharers exchanging the most content. To reward seeding the client does the following: every peer sharing valid parts of a file automatically becomes more trustworthy. Therewith, the reputation score of sharers, uploading these parts, increases, as well as their download speeds do.
One should admit that the developers from Tribler team are working on amazing stuff. Although the client still doesn’t have a market share large enough for a decentralized system, the situation may change quickly since the future perspectives for BitTorrent are not very promising. The client is also an Open Source, so other developers may take its advantage if needed.
April 7th, 2010
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
For as long as i can remember ive been using different C2C/P2P protocols. Bittorrent as remained one of the best, its good to see ideas evolving.
Im installing 5.2.1 right now to give it a try... Sadly though you cant replace sites like this in the end. without them you dont have real 'Reviews' and unless they could incorperate some type of 'File-Tagging' system that the Hash orients a shared text/html file containing file information... well its still not a 100% solution.
|A great read this one - thanks SaM|
|posted by (2010-04-07 16:49:46)|
|the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands LONG LIVE!!|
|posted by (2010-04-07 19:59:56)|
|I'm glad this tech comes from the Dutch. That tiny country has mad skills...and fantastic pot.|
|Not as good as the pot from my basement, lol.|
|what i feel is that tribler will rock in torrent sites n will help user like us 2 contribute the things..|
|This is basically multiple direct sharing across the internet like Direct Connect without the hub!|
Does this mean, if it becomes a reality, that the MPAA and its partners will have direct access to all the individual peer IP addresses?
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