Love the site especially the speed. But disappointed that the search indexes the name of the container of the torrent only and not the name of the files within the torrent.
To date the only site I know that does this is "filelisting dot com" but their website is very slow.
Do you have any plans to extend your product to add this feature. Maybe as a premium option?
Super useful to find single documents contained within archived bundles of files.
Yes please, implement this feature.
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So theoretically, you could open the archive in a GUI, extract the file you want, and the only part it would download would be the archive header/file listing and the part of the archive corresponding to the file you wanted.
Of course, this wouldn't work for tarballs or solid RARs, but for regular archives it could conceivably work.
Indexing file names is the search quality improvement you need most. For example, I tried searching for "Pretty Polly", by the Poison Girls; moderately popular niche music.
There are 0 results for "pretty polly" and 2 results for "poison girls", one of which is a complete discography collection containing that song. Imagine the results for more popular and prolific authors.
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That would make it impossible to copy the magnet link from the search results page, which I believe is a really nice usability perk. For users that are less technically inclined, clickable links could be crucial (even if it gives you the theoretical possibility to track the click).
I guess it depends on if you are prepared to be a search engine only for the 1337 crowd, or if you want casual users to have access to a decent search engine too. The Hacker News crowd could still just right click and copy the magnet link, so essentially you're just removing features for those who don't understand how technology works but are still dependant on it.
Perhaps the best idea would be to keep the link and have a text area for selecting and copying like requested above.
I don't get this. It's a magnet link with magnet protocol. It will be handled by your torrent client, no additional request to the server whatsoever if you click on them. It's the same as plain text copying, but more convenient.
To keep the technical details short: the events are logged with JS and sent over either ajax or a websocket in the background as you navigate the site.
Same origin policy doesn't do anything to stop you from being tracked, though.
I don't think that one is.
Or if you just block scripts.
1. The search engine adds itself to the tracker list in the magnet URI (&tr= query parameters), but with a unique subdomain and using HTTP (i.e. it adds http://asdfkja.skytorrent.in/announce to the tracker list)
2. The client announces itself to the tracker, sending the unique "Host" in the GET request (asdfkja.skytorrent.in in the example).
Email addresses can be used for tracking by having each request for an address (e.g. each GET of a "contact us" page) return a different email address (e.g. email@example.com). Checking which address gets used allows the GET request (and all associated information) to be associated with the email message (and all associated information).
Likewise, magnet links can be tracked by looking for torrent clients trying to access them. A sibling has pointed out that unique tracker URLs can be used for this. Another way would be to make up a unique content hash for each request, then lurk on the DHT looking for queries for those hashes.
If the operator has no qualms with transferring data (e.g. being directly exposed to copyright infringement) they could even service such requests, with the user being unaware of the fact they're being tracked: the operator alters the hash by making some innocuous "watermark" change to the content, e.g. altering a filename inside an archive; each time a chunk is requested, the operator fetches it from the "original" and passes it on.
For example, to get information about torrents that are on life support (e.g. have a couple seeds that show up for a few minutes a day), having the torrent file downloadable is invaluable, as it includes info like the size and the file names, etc. In many cases it's even possible to bring a torrent /back to life/ if you have the torrent file and got the content that was in it out of band.
If you just have the magnet link you cannot do any of this.
That being said DHT and PEX (BEP 5 and BEP 11) is good enough that you don't need them.
I use this all the time for downloading very long tail content, and the move to have indexing sites be magnet-only is very frustrating.
I prefer using torrent files, because I can just wget/curl them down into a directory being watched by my server which downloads torrents.
Is the current world we live in.
A magnet as a link would be more useful. I'm sure the people worried about letting others know what they download can copy the link without clicking anyway.
Selecting the text will trigger no such request, the developer will still know who opened the site and searched for what, but he cannot know the exact torrent that was copied.
It's really refreshing to see a fast, small efficient site that gets rid of all the bullshit. Congrats!
At first I literally couldn't believe what I was seeing - ZERO third-party bullshit in uMatrix. Not just none to unblock to make the site work - none at all!
(Apparently you can make a website without downloading Bootstrap from someone's external CDN...)
And then... oh my God, how fast the site is. I can actually feel I have a somewhat modern, powerful computer. Usual day-to-day browsing makes me forget that.
So yeah, for this reason alone I'll be using and recommending this site. Great job!
but we usually end up in a couple of years great service, before they figure out that they could be earning money with serving ads or selling data.
The cycle is usually completed by another free service starting and being usable for the next few years, and in this case there's no pain in switching (no content you uploaded and spread URLs to), so I wouldn't worry.
On the other hand, in the age of HTML "hello world" including an Angular installation, downloading Bootstrap from external CDN, and at least three different kind of tracking scripts, I think sites like this one need to be praised loudly.
What Extratorrents and The Pirate Bay do tho seems to be something akin to clickjacking. I click on a link to a torrent search result (or a download link), a tab opens, and it immediately closes. Rest assured this generates them money.
Not only would it enable offline searching, but when the inevitable take down shows up, folks can still continue to search the database.
Since you aren't monetizing the site, how are you planning on keeping the site running? Donations?
Currently they're NOT accepting donations.
 - https://sqlite.org/whentouse.html
It's easy to build a crawler, the hard part is spending time on bullshit like DMCA takedowns and such. Even if you say: "I just crawl, I don't provide download links, I don't even know what is indexed", you have to deal with legal issues.
So, host your own locally or for your community. No big deal.
Even Google has to deal with DMCA!
Aside: the MPAA can do this, of course, because they give lots of money to politicians. If Trump really wants to "drain the swamp" he could be more pro-freedom on file sharing and copyright. Many Trump supporters feel Holywood supports the Democrats, so it's not like he will lose much support over this. A Republican staffer suggested something similar a while ago ( https://politics.slashdot.org/story/12/11/16/2354259/gop-bri... ) but was shot down.
If I put a sign on my house saying "please take anything you like" and people take stuff then it's no longer burglary. If someone else puts the sign up, who isn't authorised, then it is still theft.
Of course following that analogy through, if MPAA aren't authorised then any content owners should be able to successfully sue them for contributory infringement. People in the UK have been extradited for such things. Extradition of MPAA bosses for running a torrent site would be hilarious (but still wrong!).
Heck, even PostgreSQL's fulltext indexes would be faster than those Java monsters.
So I avoid it like the plague. Even if the majority don't have anything it only takes the one and then, depending on its level of sophistication, you're screwed.
The keys they sell are those bulk keys large companies get, their IT dep guy wants to make some extra coin on the side. But they work.
- if you bought a laptop with preinstalled Windows, you can activate a fresh install with the key that's stored in the laptop (in ACPI tables IIRC). Just make sure it's the same edition and language.
- if you're a student, check if you have DreamSpark (er, Imagine) Premium. Apparently Windows Server is available even in the non-Premium program (for all students).
Free tool we developed to quickly grab that key: http://neosmart.net/OemKeyTool/
What is the legality of that? The IT-guy is probably violating his corporation's license with Microsoft, but does that affect you as buyer? I suspect that you may run afoul of anti-fencing laws in a lot of jurisdictions (where buying goods you can reasonably suspect are fenced is illegal as well).
> The keys they sell are those bulk keys large companies get, their IT dep guy wants to make some extra coin on the side
Which make these keys as illegal as pirating Windows. Obviously it is a more secure solution though.
i'd personally argue with the backdoors hidden by the pirates are significantly more likely to be used for nefarious things than the 'official' ones, as whitehats are responsible for the former, while blackhats created the latter.
I know that the usual rule of thumb is that "normals don't understand or care about complicated technical issues" such as privacy. But Windows 10 telemetry was so widely discussed in media, that I noticed even the non-tech people around me were refusing to upgrade from Win8 to Win10 on the basis of "I heard it spies on you".
After Windows 10 was released, Microsoft started backporting most of its telemetry capabilities to Windows 8 and 7 and turning them on by default, rendering those versions just as "backdoored" as 10. That was what pushed me to accept that Windows was never going to get better in that regard, and so I've upgraded all my Windows 7 and 8 machines (except my Surface RT obviously) to take advantage of the new features. I'm especially enjoying native NVMe support on my new workstation build; I can't go back to a spinning HDD without feeling like I've stepped 20 years into the past.
All that said, I agree with your last point about upgrading being a fair compromise compared to staying in Windows 7 or gasp Windows 8.
Are you sure? I did a lot of Windows 8 installations when I was evaluating it, and I distinctly recall the option to turn on the same tracking features that 10 had on by default. In the Windows 8 installer they were presented up front and off by default, in 10 they are hidden and on by default.
As of a month ago this is still the case; I reset a Windows 8 hybrid laptop, going through the standard installation screens, and then upgraded it to 10.
But, as you noted, a lot of the telemetry instrumentation has been backported so that argument is lost for someone wanting to avoid upgrading to Windows 10 from an earlier version.
There are iso hashes on MSDN. You can read them with a free account.
To make a analogy, imagine a world where there existed no government food inspectors. I would expect that visiting restaurants would become more dangerous, but my behavior would also change. I would only visit established places where people before me have eaten and proven that the food aren't poisonous.
1. Enable whois privacy via Gandi
2. Hide your server IPs behind Cloudflare
3. Ensure the site is written such that it is trivial for yourself and others to use alternate domain names
Only able to login if coming from specific ip address, like a private vpn server.
Not everyone has got the memo on that.
As a side note, maybe someone like archive.org should keep time series whois data...
Yes, there are some services which offer this, e.g.:
What kind of dark magic is this? What's your stack?
Compare with interpreted languages for the frontend and Java monsters as backends (PHP and Lucene anyone?)
People forget what modern computers are really capable of, when used properly.
> Contact information: Registrants must provide true, accurate contact information. The following contact types are required: Registrant, Administrative, Technical, Billing. As per standing policy, the contact data will displayed in the .IN WHOIS, except for the Billing contact data, which is not displayed.
: https://registry.in/whois/skytorrents.in / http://whois.domaintools.com/skytorrents.in
What software powers the site?
I did some looking and discovered it uses Bulma  instead of Bootstrap, and it's absolutely amazing. Another commenter pointed out that the site also uses Caddy for HTTP/2 and HTTPS.
Excellent work, keep it up!
 - http://bulma.io/
Secondly Its amazingly fast, I believe its more than just C language. I tried different combinations of searches on your search engine to check whether results are being served from cache or so. And it looks all searches(don't know your cache/uncache db design) are several times faster comparable to many. + +1 for speed. Also i feel i found a minor bug.
Even though it looks passion project but don't know how long will you survive fighting DMCA ,others, costs without monetizing plans or accepting donations. Won't mind donation if you accept.
Till you survive, i am glad for your engine.
Similar search engines have a warning that you should use a VPN when downloading that I think would benefit users.
Hah! I know that all too well. Great work!
Here's what the DMCA requires:
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Where are you hosting it and do you plan to monetize?
So my next question is - any plans on open sourcing? :)
"donot" should be "do not" (separate words)
"atleast" should be "at least" (separate words)
I realize English is probably not your first language, so no big deal, but it would be nice to fix.
This is a clean, ad-free, privacy focused torrent search engine. Like Google/Yahoo but just for torrents (at least for now). This project is still under heavy development. Feedback is welcome, please report any problems or bugs.
The entire project is maintained up to date by smart software. Manual intervention is limited but still there. Every hour hundreds of new torrents are discovered and made available for search purposes.
This is currently in beta testing. You can send feedbacks or report any problems to admin (at) skytorrents.in.
Note: Any mails which do not use PGP are discarded by automated software.
(Pragmatic reason: I worry that you may go offline someday due to misguided legal action, lack of time, etc., and I'd like to have your database offline so I can continue using it even if you're gone.)
i'd like to tweak the question, and ask if you intend to make money with this site, or is it a passion project/labour of love?
+WORD1 +WORD2 returns WORD1 OR WORD2 instead of empty set if there is no match.
Here in India, cyber law enforcement is a joke, and if some legal issue comes up with this site, I'd be curious to see how it works out.
And, just a hypothetical follow up question: how would it work out if the site was not even DMCA compliant?
Domain is from Gandi (France) and IP address (hosting?) seems to be from Netherlands
Also, are you allowed to publish the takedown requests?
Instructions here: https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/wiki/How-to-write...