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Etymology

bit +‎ torrent.

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BitTorrent
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BitTorrent
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In this animation, the coloured bars beneath all of the clients represent individual pieces of the file.
^ A great BitTorrent client is all well and good, but you need a great tracker to get the actual torrent files and stoke the bandwidth burning fire in your client of choice.
  • bittorrent - Lifehacker 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC lifehacker.com [Source type: General]
  • Five Best Public BitTorrent Trackers (://URLFAN) 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC www.urlfan.com [Source type: General]

^ It does this by temporarily creating a large network of all the clients downloading the same file and swarming the file between all clients in a peer to peer style network, using the TCP/IP protocol.
  • BitTorrent@Everything2.com 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ So your use of the BitTorrent Client to download files will, in turn, enable other BitTorrent users to download pieces of those files from you.
  • Privacy Policy | BitTorrent 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC www.bittorrent.co.jp [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After the initial pieces transfer from the seed, the pieces are individually transferred from client to client.^ At every point in the file transfer each piece of your download is verified and if a failure occurs your client will redownload that piece until it is valid.
  • America's Army: Special Forces - View topic - Downloading America's Army 2.8.3.1 via 'BitTorrent' 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC forum.americasarmy.com [Source type: General]

^ When the client has finished downloading the piece, the seed will not inform it of any other pieces until it has seen the piece it had sent previously present on at least one other client.
  • BitTorrentSpecification - TheoryOrg 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC wiki.theory.org [Source type: Reference]

^ If, between all peers, there is at least one copy of all pieces in the torrent, the seed can disconnect and the remaining clients will share completed pieces.
  • Coding Horror: Everybody Loves BitTorrent 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: General]

.The original seeder only needs to send out one copy of the file for all the clients to receive a copy.
  1. (BitTorrent) A peer-to-peer file sharing protocol.^ BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer protocol designed to transfer files.

    ^ Share files on the Gnutella and BitTorrent networks.
    • BitTorrent downloads on CNET 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC www.cnet.com [Source type: General]
    • BitTorrent news, reviews and downloads on CNET 16 October 2009 3:35 UTC www.cnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • BitTorrent news, reviews and downloads on CNET 16 October 2009 3:35 UTC mcall.com.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • BitTorrent downloads on CNET 16 October 2009 3:35 UTC computershopper.com.com [Source type: General]

    ^ BitTorrent says I'm uploading, what files am I sharing?
    • BitTorrent FAQ and Guide 3 February 2010 14:38 UTC www.dessent.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    BitTorrent relies on each user having a piece of the file to be downloaded and sharing those pieces amongst each other until everyone has the complete download.
  2. (software) The original BitTorrent client, simply named BitTorrent.

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Simple English

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer program developed by Bram Cohen and BitTorrent, Inc. used for uploading and downloading files under the BitTorrent protocol. The protocol "fields" called Tracker for hosting files, after with BitTorrent users "Seeds" give files, and "leechers" users take the files. BitTorrent was the first client written for the protocol.

Since version 6.0, the BitTorrent client is a rebranded version of µTorrent. As a result, its source is closed.

Before the version 6.0, BitTorrent was written in Python, and was free software. The source code for versions 4.x and 5.x are released under the BitTorrent Open Source License, a modified version of the Jabber Open Source License. Versions up to and including 3.4.2 were distributed under the MIT license.

BitTorrent has many clients (programs that use the BitTorrent protocol), for example :

  • Azureus
  • BitComet
  • BitLord
  • BitFlu
  • BitTornado
  • KTorrent
  • LimeWire
  • QTorrent
  • Shareaza
  • µTorrent

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