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The following is a list of notable software for running a BitTorrent tracker.

Tracker Programming Language License Operating System Support Description
PeerTracker[1] PHP GPL Cross-platform Extremely lightweight and efficient BitTorrent tracker. Supports SQLite3, MySQL and soon PostgreSQL for storage.
Atrack[2] Python Public Domain/MIT Google App Engine, (or any host with Python and memcached) Minimalist tracker designed to run efficiently on App Engine relying on memcached for all storage.
Opentracker[3] C Beerware Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac, Solaris,… Uses libowfat[4], performs well even on embedded hardware. Only requirement is a POSIX compliant OS.
Vuze[5] Java GPL Windows, Linux, Mac Vuze (formerly Azureus) has a built in tracker.
BNBT[6] C++ LGPL Windows, (Linux or Mac?) BNBT is a complete port of the original Python BitTorrent tracker to C++ using the STL for data storage and basic network sockets for network communication.
XBT Tracker[7][8] C++ GPL Windows and Linux Uses MySQL for data storage, lightweight tracker
XBNBT[9] C++ LGPL Windows, Linux, Mac Modified version of BNBT, uses flat-file or MySQL for data storage
LeonidasP2P[10] ASP .NET 2.0 Microsoft Reciprocal License Windows (Mac and Linux?) Based on phpMyBitTorrent
LimeTracker[11] PHP LGPL Windows, Linux, Mac Optionally uses MySQL for data storage, uses Symfony framework, sponsored by LimeWire
mod bt[12] C Apache License Linux (Mac and Windows?) Apache 2.X module, setup through Apache configuration file
MonoTorrent[13] C# MIT Windows, Linux (using Mono), Mac Uses Mono for cross-platform support (.NET)
OpenTracker[14] PHP Not Specified Windows, Linux, Mac Uses MySQL for data storage, lightweight and simple
µTorrent[15] C++ Freeware Windows, Linux (using Wine), Mac (Intel only) Has a web interface or list of hosted torrents; it is not designed for secure or large-scale application
phpMyBitTorrent[16] PHP GPL Windows, Linux, Mac Uses MySQL for data storage
RivetTracker[17] PHP GPL Windows, Linux, Mac Uses MySQL for data storage, support for RSS feeds, HTTP seeding, detailed statistics, uses web-interface
Gazelle[18] PHP Freeware Linux Uses MySQL for data storage, supported by http://what.cd

References

  1. ^ http://code.google.com/p/peertracker/
  2. ^ http://repo.cat-v.org/atrack/
  3. ^ http://erdgeist.org/arts/software/opentracker/
  4. ^ http://www.fefe.de/libowfat/
  5. ^ http://azureus.sourceforge.net/faq.php#17
  6. ^ http://sourceforge.net/projects/bnbt
  7. ^ http://xbtt.sourceforge.net/tracker/
  8. ^ http://sourceforge.net/projects/xbtt/
  9. ^ http://xbnbt.sourceforge.net/
  10. ^ http://sourceforge.net/projects/leonidas/
  11. ^ http://limecast.com/tracker
  12. ^ http://www.crackerjack.net/mod_bt/index.html
  13. ^ http://www.monotorrent.com
  14. ^ http://www.whitsoftdev.com/opentracker/
  15. ^ http://www.utorrent.com/faq/features#faq15
  16. ^ http://www.phpmybittorrent.com
  17. ^ http://www.rivetcode.com/software/rivettracker/
  18. ^ http://projectgazelle.org

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