New BitTorrent client offers truly decentralized P2P

By Emil · 26 replies
Dec 9, 2010
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  1. While BitTorrent is the most popular P2P protocol, it still relies on several centralized points for users to find the files they are looking. There have been several attempts at making BitTorrent more decentralized, and the latest Tribler 5.3 client is the first to offer the BitTorrent experience without requiring central trackers or search engines, according to TorrentFreak.

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  2. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TS Booster Posts: 232   +14

    Sounds interesting. Has anyone tried this already?
  3. stensland

    stensland TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Nope, but I will make it my mission to do so soon :D
  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Is Tribler open-source? If so, I would love for someone to merge this with µTorrent.

    Tribler powered by µTorrent = might very well be the greatest Bittorent client. :)
  5. z0k!

    z0k! TS Rookie Posts: 61

    But tracker searches display info in such an orderly and organised fashion.because people make an effort to publish their stuff.searching in a client would be kazaa all over again, convenience aside.
  6. It's almost like integrating p2p such as the gnutella network with burlesque. Like lime wire and torrent became one. Very cool
  7. reinventing eMule
  8. Tribler is licensed with GNU LGPL, Lesser General Public License, as far as i can see. The license is viewable in the subversion repository:
  9. Be very careful.
    After installation, my AV program started asking about a new email account set up to connect to

    Way too sneaky. Uninstalled.
  10. Gars

    Gars TS Booster Posts: 232

  11. "re-inventing Emule". Yup---but without the social engineering and antiquated protocol in emule that make emule downloads take so long.
  12. I, for one, welcome our new stuxnet overlords.
  13. Unfortunately, it still doesn't address the problem of anonymity. If IP addresses are exchanged, you can be tracked and sued.
  14. So, what would you verify hashes against? Or, how would you have any reliable way of ascertaining reputation of the file?

    This sounds like a limewire P2P rebirth.

    I'll skip the anonymous sources, thanks.
  15. Windows-only.
    Not open-source.
    No thanks.
  16. > Windows-only.
    > Not open-source.
    > No thanks.

    Okay, i take that all back.
  17. Umm, this isn't new....Vuze....nuff said
  18. so how do people rate torrents as good/bad/spam?
  19. It really is decentralized? Then one for piracy, they will be more difficult to trace
  20. For the guest who made the intentionally false comments posted earlier about tribler not being open source.

    Developers Center

    The source code of Tribler is publicly available under the LGPL Open Source license.

    You can simply browse through it or get access through our SVN repository. Check the

    * Tribler architecture
    * Tribler API
  21. the technology must incorporate a method of displaying user comments, else it's already a dead technology (as has been stated by other users, this type of decentralized method has already existed.) If you can successfully decentralize a comment section without a ton of spam, then maybe it'll be a revolution.
  22. This is almost freakin dumb!!! ROFL
  23. uTorrent is not open source,it's owned by Bit Torrent INC.
  24. But if you use torrent sites (like Demonoid), you can browse comments and gain alot of info about broken files, viruses and the like. Saves downloading large files for nothing (Because they're password protected or something)

    Got sick of LimeWire, BearShare and the like ery early on because of all that malware crap. I've lost count of the times friends and family have asked me to sort out thier computers because they downloaded some crap virus with an .mp3 extension and ran it, ignoring the virus scanner's warning ("Well it IS only a music file...").

    Remember that the majority of users don't understand (or want to learn) about malware and how it gets on to computers, or how they can infect other's computers because of thire ignorance. (Especially while there are mugs like me around who'll fix them time after time. Well, up to a certain point: "Use Limewire and you're on your own")

    Isn't it just taking a step backwards...?
  25. Sorry about the typos there, guys!

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