Friday, May 06, 2005

Slyck clarifies Azureus “decentralized BitTorrent” support

Slyck clarifies Azureus “decentralized BitTorrent” support - The Peer-to-Peer Weblog - _: "Slyck News has a sharp write-up on the recent enhancements to Azureus, previously reported here as “decentralized BitTorrent”. Though the technical details may be a bit over my head, “decentralized BitTorrent” turns out to be a bit of a misnomer. The new Azureus uses DHT (Distributed Hash Table) to keep downloading and even find new peers even when the original web-based tracker goes down, but Azureus developer Olivier stresses that the new DHT layer, which promises to enhance the efficiency of file distribution, operates independently of BitTorrent and that it shouldn’t be compared to decentralized BT projects like eXeem."

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