Group 12-4 - BitTorrent Joseph Lorich Tommy Williams Basics...

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BitTorrent Joseph Lorich Tommy Williams
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Basics P2P file sharing protocol Generally used for sharing large amounts of data Highly distributed
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Overview Protocol designed by Bram Cohen in 2001 It is now maintained by BitTorrent Inc. (owned by Cohen) Numerous client applications available for many platforms Total shared content is estimated at 1.34 petabytes
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Overview Tracker Peer Peer Peer Peer
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What’s Needed Torrent Site Provides a list of torrent file pointers. The torrent files contain end-file information a list of trackers. Tracker Keeps track of which peers have what files so that peers can establish connections amongst themselves. Client Software This is a front end application that uses the BitTorrent protocol to download/share files
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Client Software
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Client Software
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Ethics BitTorrent (as with many other P2P protocols) is frequently used for sharing copyrighted material Founders of The Pirate Bay (a tracker and torrent site)
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