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Proof of Concept: Open Torrent Trackers #bittorrent

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I use bittorrent, in fact I use bittorrent often enough that I look for methods to gains extra seeders and extra peers so I can get the object of my obsession quicker. I also like sharing items, with torrent that would mean I go to the relevant torrent sites and announce the creation of a download by uploading a torrent file which contains a reference to my file on my computer. As I have often stated I am also lazy, which means that I would like to get things into the hands of others with the minimal amount of effort.

I have taken the time to read some of the specifications of bittorrent – I wouldn’t call myself an expert – and discovered that it is possible to add trackers to a torrent file and even if those trackers didn’t originally contain a reference, in the form of an info_hash key, to the torrent they will be registered with the tracker. Which saves me some time when seeding files.

So I did a little experimentation yesterday and created a list of trackers which would automatically pick up the file. Naturally I searched for existing files, which include well known trackers using various torrent sites, after collating the list and removing the duplicates I created torrent files containing these lists and added the torrent trackers to the files. And waited for the trackers to pick up the file. Which trackers listed below did, you might recognize PRQ which is a free speech haven in Sweden.

To my disappointment the torrents where not listed on the torrent sites who’s trackers picked them up. So the next step is to discover which trackers, not listed below, will pick up and publish the torrent finding it in a web spider. The torrents can be found in trackerlist – 20110618.torrent and trackerlist – 20110619.torrent, the last one being seeded only by this link (private on pastebin).

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Posted in piracy, search, technology

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