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    Best bittorrent API or Tracker (Java prefered)

    Hi,

    I'm writing new tracker app but the tracker servers out there are a mess. I don't know any Java library for bittorrent that is decent and in active development to be used. I searched for existing solution and found chihaya which is written in GO and seems doesn't support private tracking.

    Any library out there I don't know about ? Any recommendations ? Should I use and existing one like chihaya (I don't know Go and it's written in Go) or try to build my own tracker ?

    It seems no matter what, I have to be experienced in Bittorrent standard and understand exactly how it works before using or writing a tracker. I mean, really do in deep details understanding all inside bittorrent.org !!!!
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    https://github.com/mpetazzoni/ttorrent

    This seems like what you're looking for. As for the last question, learning how X works before attempting to write something that does X is a given. Know the protocol specification and all the BEPs. Then you can continue by checking out existing implementations and seeing what they do and how (BiglyBT has a fairly powerful tracker, written in Java too). Bill Gates used to dumpster dive behind computer labs looking for discarded books of source code, but this is easier now
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    Yeah I checked ttorrent. Last commit was 9 months ago. Now that you put it that way, I'll spend some time reading the specs .
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    https://github.com/atomashpolskiy/bt

    OK now time to understand this shi*t and decide which library to use !
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    Quote Originally Posted by illusive View Post
    Yeah I checked ttorrent. Last commit was 9 months ago.
    It's the least bad one I could find.

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    Nice catch! Seems much better and more up-to-date than the others.
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    any update to this post !
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    Two interesting projects showed up recently, although their programming language is Rust and not Java.

    https://github.com/torrust/torrust-tracker
    https://github.com/greatest-ape/aquatic
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