OpenBittorrent: An Open & Universal Bittorrent Tracker
By on July 27th, 2009

Since The Pirate Bay has been acquired by Global Gaming Factory a Swedish Software firm, there has been a lot of news that The Pirate Bay will go legit or take up a paid subscription based format where users will have to pay monthly. Many people have considered this move to be a fall of the Pirate Bay. After all, it was the Pirate bay!

But fear not, a single torrent tracker can’t take down the whole P2P world. The Pirate Bay’s descendent may have already seen the light of the day or let me say, the url of the internet.

We are talking about OpenBittorent. Let us check out what it is.

OpenBitTorrent is a bittorrent tracker free for anyone to use. You don’t need to register, upload or index a torrent anywhere, all you have to do is to include the OpenBitTorrent tracker URL in your torrent.

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Unlike other Torrent trackers, you won’t need to upload your torrent to some torrent indexing site. OpenBittorrent aims to be an open and stable torrent tracker, that anyone can use, without any dependency on another site for the torrent to work.

So next time you create a torrent and use OpenBittorrent for the tracker, you won’t need to index your torrent to a site. Just put in the torrent, pass it and continue the spirit of sharing. These are urls for the OpenBittorrent tracker. You can use either one of them or both:

http://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce
udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

And for those who don’t know how to create a torrent, follow this guide that Keith wrote some time back. How To Create and Share .torrent Files?

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Author: Keshav Khera
Keshav Khera is a young freelance writer from India. Alongside writing for the web, he also attends school and tries not to bunk classes. He keeps interest in music, table tennis, reading and of course, twitter (@keshav)

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  • dolmusking

    The Open Bittorrent tracker seems to be offline. :((

    • http://fabworker.com Keshav

      Try publicbt.

      • dolmusking

        Thanks. But the Open Bittorrent tracker seems to be online again. :D

 
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