BitTorrent now Trackerless

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BitTorrent’s new version is easier, better and well simpler. In other words, it is trackerless which essentially means “that anyone with a website and an Internet connection can host a BitTorrent download.” The torrent tracking tasks instead of the server, are now off loaded to the client. Downside, well not for users, for MPAA maybe. Many times downloads can kill you with high bandwidth bills. However with the new version, well website operators can simply use the efficient download paradigm of Bit Torrent and can get “broadcast TV” economics working for them. Download Windows version 4.1.0 beta here.

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Jesse Kopelman

These guys are scary smart. How is Vonage getting $200M and not BitTorrent? One day soon, people are going to wake up and realized the world they (and their lawyers) worked so hard to protect disappeared while they slept. The sad thing is that they don’t realize they are asleep (at the wheel of giant companies with millions of people — investors and employees — effected by their decisions or lack there of).

Scott

Om,

I’ll gladly send you anything cool I find in the torrent space. :-)

Regards,

Scott

Noah

“The torrent tracking tasks instead of the server, are now off loaded to the client. ”

“Many times downloads can kill you with high bandwidth bills.”

I got the message, but it also made my brain explode trying to read it. A little editing wouldn’t hurt.

Om Malik

Scott,

good point. man i somehow blacked out on that one. thanks for the pointer, and if possible send me an alert if you see anything cool in the torrent space

Scott

While the “official” BT client now includes the ability for a torrent to be trackerless Azureus beat Bram to the punch with their latest version of their engine, which was released a couple weeks ago.

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