Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How Torrent Downloading Works- Technology Review

Torrent networking debuted in 2001. A Python-language programmer Bram Cohen, created the technology with the intent to share it with everyone. And indeed, its popularity has taken off since 2005. 
The torrent community has now grown to millions of users worldwide in 2009. Because torrents strive to screen out dummy and corrupt files, are mostly free of adware/spyware, and achieve amazing download speeds, torrent popularity is still growing fast. By straight gigabytes of bandwidth used, bittorrent networking is the most popular activity on the Internet today.

How do Torrents Work ?
Bittorrents (also known as "torrents") work by downloading small bits of files from many different web sources at the same time. Torrent downloading is extremely easy to use, and outside of a few torrent search providers, torrents themselves are free of user fees.

5 Reasons why torrents stand out of other networks :

  • Torrent networking is NOT a publish-subscribe model like Kazaa; instead, torrents are true Peer-to-Peer networking where the users themselves do the actual file serving.
  • Torrents enforce 99% quality control by filtering out corrupted and dummy files, ensuring that downloads contain only what they claim to contain. There is still some abuse of the system, but if you use a community torrent searcher like, users will warn you when a torrent is a fake or dummy file.
  • Torrents actively encourage users to share ("seed") their complete files, while simultaneously penalizing users who "leech".
  • Torrents can achieve download speeds over 1.5 megabits per second.
  • Torrent code is open-source, advertising-free, and adware/spyware-free. This means that no single person profits from torrent success.

Computer Brahma Encourages users to use Torrent P2P sharing.

Technology rated 5out of 5 by Computer Brahma.
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