Decentralized BitTorrent Downloading Came Into LifeAdded: Monday, December 13th, 2010
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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While BitTorrent is one of the best technologies used to share files quickly and efficiently, it still has drawbacks, like all other peer-to-peer technologies. The matter is that process of downloading partly relies on central servers that go offline for any reason. This problem was solved by developing the first absolutely decentralized BitTorrent/peer-to-peer client. Such application doesn’t require any central trackers, or even BitTorrent search engines to make its users able to download content.
Although BitTorrent is considered as a P2P technology, the downloading process still depends on central servers. First of all, there are search engines and indexes like isoHunt and TPB, which are used to search for the files and to receive the .torrent file to download the content. Apart from those services, major part of BitTorrent downloads is still managed by trackers that coordinate downloading.
While trackers are not necessary with modern trackerless technology like DHT, even DHT sometimes uses a central server to start a torrent. In addition, central servers can be used by moderators to block spam and malware, which makes file-sharing clients without central checking useless over time.
However, the vulnerabilities of central server cause more and more inconveniences for users – for example, when trackers go offline, or when a search engine experiences technical problems. Consequently, BitTorrent downloads need to get rid of a central server in order to solve these problems.
That’s exactly what the latest version of the Tribler, working under Win, Mac and Linux, can offer its users. Besides, it provides many more rather revolutionary things. The application combines a no-server feature with enhanced spam control, instant video streaming, and personalized content channels.
Although few people are currently using Tribler, it can be considered one of the most advanced applications. First of all, it has a search box similar to that offered by other programs, but the results come from other peers, not from the central server. It can also boast spam control, an auto-suggest function and response times of under a second.
While Tribler, like any other P2P client, is based on the standard BitTorrent protocol, which means that it uses BitTorrent trackers in order to communicate with other peers, it is still able to go on downloading even when a central tracker goes down.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
December 13th, 2010Posted by:
Monday, December 13th, 2010
|Does this mean that our IP addresses wont be recorded anywhere, where as central servers keep a log of all incoming IPs?||
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