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ArrayList
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join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to brianiscool

Re: Shut it down!

what's wrong with magnet links? I ask as a usenet user and am not familiar with torrenting.


brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
kudos:1

If the trackers ever change their IP address or no longer work. The magnetic links will no longer work.


Rastan

join:2007-04-25
Canada

If you enable DHT it will not matter if the tracker's IP address changes.


elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
reply to ArrayList

Magnet links are better because theoretically they are not hosting trackers (the locators) (the are the crypto hash name) and thus are not involved in the copyright infringement.

I read the entire TPB was now only like 80 MB because all it needed to host were the magnet links. So there is no reason that data can't be replicated in 100 or more places in someone's dropbox account.

Magnet links use DHT (distributed hash tables) to update their data and find the hive nodes. The latest utorrent allows you to choose what files of a torrent you still want to download.

I agree that Pirate Bay is decreasing in users sue to concerted government efforts, however there are many other avenues to share content.

Just as others have gone, others will come. Content by it's nature wants to be free, and some 1980's revenue maximizing scheme used by content companies needs to adapt to the changing times... There will be no paywall renaissance, regardless of what HBO thinks..


Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

said by elefante72:

Magnet links are better because theoretically they are not hosting trackers (the locators) (the are the crypto hash name) and thus are not involved in the copyright infringement.

Magnet links often suck at finding seeds/peers.

Just a few days ago I went looking for a show that had just aired and the only site that Torrentz found it on was ThePirateBay, which only had a magnet link. I clicked on it and waited. After about 30 minutes it had a total of 1 seed and 11 peers. I checked Torrentz again and there were a couple other sites listed. I went to one, downloaded the torrent, which had several active trackers, and within a minute of importing the torrent file I had about 150 seeds and 300 Peers. My download speed went from 3K/s to 700K/s.

And yes, DHT, Peer Exchange and the like were enabled.

34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to brianiscool

said by brianiscool:

If the trackers ever change their IP address or no longer work. The magnetic links will no longer work.

Wrong.