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Tribler - The Indestructable Bit Torrent System
« on: December 19, 2014, 09:20:51 am »
In this time of illegitimate site blocking and extrajudicial censorship its refreshing to see something new on the horizon..

https://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-anonymous-and-impossible-to-shut-down-141218/
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While the BitTorrent ecosystem is filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first version of their anonymous and decentralized BitTorrent network. "Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down," lead researcher Prof. Pouwelse says.
A team of researchers at Delft University of Technology has found a way to address this problem. With Tribler they’ve developed a robust BitTorrent client that doesn’t rely on central servers. Instead, it’s designed to keep BitTorrent alive, even when all torrent search engines, indexes and trackers are pulled offline.

“Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down,” Tribler’s lead researcher Dr. Pouwelse tells TF.
“Recent events show that governments do not hesitate to block Twitter, raid websites, confiscate servers and steal domain names. The Tribler team has been working for 10 years to prepare for the age of server-less solutions and aggressive suppressors.”

To top that, the most recent version of Tribler that was released today also offers anonymity to its users through a custom-built in Tor network. This allows users to share and publish files without broadcasting their IP-addresses to the rest of the world.
“The public was beginning to lose the battle for Internet freedom, but today we are proud to be able to present an attack-resilient and censorship-resilient infrastructure for publishing,” Dr. Pouwelse says.

I think this might indeed be a game changer  :-D

For the adventurous amongst you ..

http://www.tribler.org/

[Update: ] Please read warning below regarding the usage of this program

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Re: Tribler - The Indestructable Bit Torrent System
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 05:33:27 pm »
its like cold molasses rolling uphill but it works... you might want to save a traditional torrent client for linux distros and services like vodo

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Re: Tribler - The Indestructable Bit Torrent System
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 06:54:05 pm »
Perhaps with enough take up and a lighter platform (currently Python I think) things may improve.

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Re: Tribler - The Indestructable Bit Torrent System
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 08:35:34 pm »
its a mishmash of python and compiled binaries... the installer for windows weighs in at around 50mb.... but when i realized it installed a large amount of components normally found on a linux machine that this was a rough port... but it does what it says on the tin... to anonymize things it uses 'hops' for the torrent data... user selectable in how many hops ... more hops slower it goes... and it makes sure you know of this when you start a download...

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Re: Tribler - The Indestructable Bit Torrent System
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2014, 08:48:12 pm »
The #1 thing on uTorrents idea bank (where users create and then vote on ideas) is adding an encrypted proxy network to uTorrent. Similar to Tor but it would be a separate network dedicated only to bittorrent.

The developers keep saying they won't add it but it's clear the demand is there.

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Re: Tribler - The Indestructable Bit Torrent System
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 06:35:22 pm »
ok... dont use this thing.. not only is it slow but you are part (even as exit node) of basically all the other swarms.... .....it would have been better to seperate this thing from the larger bittorrent network and made it its own.....

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Re: Tribler - The Indestructable Bit Torrent System
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2014, 07:15:44 pm »
Thats not good news Stripes  :shocked:

Operating it in that mode will make it look like a Tribler user is the one doing the up and downloading if others are consuming copyright materials , thats a game of russian roulette for anyone, I wont be using it until they sort that out as I dont want to be blamed for grabbing something unsavoury.. like the interview.

Cheers for letting us know of this implementational suprise Stripes, folks hold your horses with using this program, you could wind up breaking the law without knowing it, something I advise folks to not take lightly.

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