By taklamakan | March 4, 2011
There is some fuzz about our tracker in the recent days. Some people claim that the Chaos Computer Club started a tracker which, in their terms, is the successor of denis.stalker.h3q.com.
And they all got it so wrong.
First of all, the Chaos Computer Club is running their own BitTorrent trackers for a really long time. Sometimes they call it torrent.ccc.de, sometimes bittorrent.ccc.de. They use them to distribute their congress recordings, the recordings of their Radioshows or Podcasts and maybe even for some Open Source stuff. Why they created to many? Because its so easy with opentracker!
Now they created another one which is called tracker.ccc.de and somehow someone jumped to conclusion that this is the real deal and the official successor of denis.stalker.h3q.com! Well its not.
Second of all, denis.stalker.h3q.com started as our tracker to develop the opentracker software, it wasn’t intended to become one of the largest trackers in the world. But it did and both the tracker and the software became a huge success, also because we could test the software with a huge amount of hashes and peers!
Some people got in really bad trouble for that, even if they didn’t have to do anything with this.
Partly because of that, but also because we don’t have the resources and time to operate one of the largest trackers in the world anymore, denis.stalker.h3q.com is dead.
If you liked denis.stalker and want it back, feel free to register your own domain and/or create a denis.stalker.your.domain record in your domain and point it to tracker.openbittorrent.com!
Nevertheless, we like the fact that the CCC is using opentracker as their tracker software of choice and if you have any CC-licenced or open source stuff, feel free to use their tracker!