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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, [...]

On fake-torrents

Sunday, December 9th, 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 [...]

Opentracker running at ThePirateBay

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Today ThePirateBay switched the last tracker ( to opentracker. With the migration of to opentracker three weeks ago, now all their Bittorrent Tracker are running with our software (as you can see on their about page), Arrr! Of course you can take a look at the new tracker ( trackerstats-tpb145 to tpb149, trackerstats-tpb138 [...]

MRTG Monitoring

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

We put our MRTG monitoring of some of the trackers running Opentracker online. You can find them here. The stats include the ThePirateBay trackers running Opentracker (the tpb stuff), our own tracker (h3q131) and a tracker running at wikipedia used for the distribution of the Wikipedia DVD (wkp154). Updates are done every hour. You can [...]

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