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Any suggestions where I can read about the BitTorrent protocol?



There is an official document on the protocol [0], but it doesn't go much into the details. Theory.org's resource [1] does a much better job.

[0] - http://www.bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0003.html

[1] - https://wiki.theory.org/index.php/BitTorrentSpecification


I implemented a BitTorrent client as a sophomore in college, available here: https://github.com/war1025/Torrent

It worked pretty well. Used it for several years until I started making real money and decided I could buy things rather than pirate them.

I had only been coding for a year or two at that point, so it is probably filled with lots of odd choices, but it also isn't super optimized like I would guess the more well known clients might be, and so might be easier to parse.


I'm the same way in that I haven't been using torrents in awhile. But a few legit things they're used for us Linux distros so if you ever feel like helping in that endeavor you can seed out some ISOs.


I would be interested in that too :)




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