|A number of Indian ISPs have found an interesting solution to the problem of the high load of BitTorrent transfers on their network. While easing the load, they also pleased their torrenting subscribers through cooperation with Torbox.net – a website offering a torrent search engine connecting Internet users to local peers and thus ensuring maximum download speeds.
While most ISPs work against their torrenting subscribers by throttling or otherwise meddling with BitTorrent traffic, Indian ISPs see this problem in another way. They decided to help users download content faster through linking them to local peers in their own network.
Indian ISPs have been offering accelerated torrents for a while, some having had their own custom “caching” setups. Now they are increasingly teaming up with Torbox – a very popular destination for many Indians whose ISP works with the site, because they can download torrents at speeds much higher than their regular connection allows, since the service links them to peers in the local network, effectively making traffic free for the Internet service provider. The torrent search engine uses downloaders’ IP-addresses to determine their ISP and connect them to torrents with peers on the same network. The downloads are processed through a regular torrent client without any special trackers. At the same time, the torrent swarms often connect to dedicated “cache peers”, which speed up the swarm.
The search engine itself doesn’t get involved in the traffic side, simply pointing users to the “peering” torrents. In its turn, the peering is handled by other services, and with this setup most torrent data is served from within the ISP’s own network.
In the meantime, Torbox links to the torrents that can be found on a typical torrent site and advertises Strem.io as a service to stream video torrents directly. Indian Torbox users at different ISPs are generally happy with the service, as they are able to download torrents at much faster rates than their regular Internet connection.
It is very unusual for Europe and the US to see ISPs publicly cooperating with a torrent site, but it’s a common thing in India. At the same time, courts have ordered many broadband providers to block access to piracy sites, including torrent search engines. But Torbox remains freely accessible, at least for now.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
|mera bharat mahaan lol|
|posted by (2016-09-01 16:23:02)|
|That's an interesting solution! I wonder what hackers and trolls will make of it.|
|posted by (2016-09-02 06:42:26)|
|I work at a Tier 4 DC in India which provides colocation for various class A,B,C isps, a server caches (1Gbps port speed / isp) a torrent and all the isps are publicly peered to it even the isp's that are not registered with TorBox, this is not just for BT but it is implemented for various bandwidth demanding sites like openload,youtube,Vimeo and hundred other sites if the isp is peering you will auto connect to peering swarm for torrent and get download speed of more than 10MB/s per download (chk isp peering policy at peeringdb).If you want peering ip's PM me||
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