By taklamakan | December 9, 2007
From a recent mail we received:
im sick of seeing your tracker host malicious files. im sick of seeing your
tracker on the top pages of indexing sites. you are a disgrace. seeing your
tracker on any torrent means to the non-nub BT community that it contains
malicious files. you allow your uploaders to prey on the ill-informed.
control your site, or take it down. you are the only ones who can stop
malicious files from finding their way into the community. indexing sites
dont yet have the ability to filter out torrents by trackers alone, so it is
YOUR responsibility to take control of YOUR tracker. you should be ashamed
Again *sic*, for the people who don’t understand what a bittorrent tracker does (basically all the people blaming us of being fake):
A bittorrent-tracker collects hashes (a 160-bit digest, SHA1) of bittorrent-files, it starts collecting ipaddr. of peers who are interested who else is interested in the files identified by those hashes. Thats it.
Its like an agency for arranged lifts! You (peer) ask them (tracker) who (peer-list) is going from A to B (torrent) and would like to share the car and costs (files) of the drive (download). Or you tell them that you (peer) are going from A to B (torrent) and that you are interested in people (peer-list) who would like to join you on your drive (download) to share the costs (files).
The agency for arranged lifts does not know if the drive from A to B (torrent) is safe, if the roads are free or if the car (files) is in any condition for driving this distance or keeping the people inside dry in case of rain.
A bittorrent-site is something completely different. On such sites you can upload and download bittorrent-files, on most sites you can comment the bittorrent-file in a forum like system. Thats where the so called “bittorrent community” lives.
So if you download a bittorrent-file from a bittorrent-site and it is fake or malicious, tell the community, comment the torrent on the bittorrent-site, let the other people know! But please don’t blame us or other operators of bittorrent-trackers for tracking this fake-torrent! You know, it wastes our tracker resources too if morons keep on downloading fake-torrents! So maybe people should follow some simple advises on downloading torrents.
We are a bittorrent-tracker, not a bittorrent-site. The only ones who can stop fake-torrents are the users on bittorrent-sites, its in their responsibility! Don’t ask what bittorrent can do for you, ask what you can do for bittorrent!