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The UDP situation

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Most of the problems we have to cope with in our everyday opentracker struggle arises from operating systems having to handle several thousand tcp connection setups, reassembly and tear downs. As a mean to help ease the impact of these requests, a udp extension to the tracker protocol has been agreed upon. However that specification [...]

The IPv6 situation

Friday, December 28th, 2007

If you haven’t spent the last decade behind a C64 you may have noticed a HugeNewThing™ called IPv6 is coming. There still are some issues that prevent its wide spread use. No consumer DSL has it. Most people wouldn’t even care what *IPv4* is. However, bittorrent has been designed to work with IPv6 out of [...]


Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Six days ago – on December 5th – opentracker celebrated its first birthday, just two days before officially becoming the tracker handling most tracker requests on earth. During that year openracker already handled several billions http connections in what can only be described as the hardest fuzzing attack ever done to a software (: However, [...]

ThePirateBay is testing opentracker!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

The famous Swedish Bittorrent-Site is currently working with us on testing our opentracker software for ThePirateBay! We are in the stage of tuning and feature adding. Our software is already running on four of the piratebay-trackers (,,, distributed with round-robin DNS over seven servers. Together they are handling nearly 17.000 hits/sec, serve [...]


Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Surely you have seen Weird Al Yankovich making fun of Rambo movies, where dozens of villains were standing on the top of a hill, firing rounds after rounds and still being shot – one after another by our dear Al. You might argue that a bittorrent tracker does not actually seek to kill its clients, [...]