Bit Torrent

October 26, 2008 – 8:23 am

BitTorrent, Inc. is an American Corporation. It has it’s headquarter in San Francisco, California. The company was founded by Ashwin Navin and Bram Cohen in the year 2004. The company has developed a methodology that enables peer-to-peer file sharing based on BitTorrent protocol. This is a technique by which huge data’s are distributed widely without letting the original distributor to bear the complete cost of bandwidth, hosting and hardware resources. Instead, the recipient of the data distributed through BitTorrent protocol further distributes the data to other recipient. This technique allows the original distributor to be burden free from the entire distribution cost and it further reduces the complete reliance on the originator. A program associated with it is the BitTorrent client that uses BitTorrent protocol to download the files. It was first created in the year 2002 by Bram Cohen.
The ease and the cost effectiveness of the program have made BitTorrent protocol quite popular. Many organization and individuals are adopting this technique to circulate large number of licensed and their personal material. Examples of its mounting popularity could be seen in the case of podcasting software, Sub Pop records and many others. BitTorrent Inc has the license to distribute popular themes from Hollywood studios at the company’s website. As per the independent adopters, the distribution of files is not affordable without the use of BitTorrent technology. CBC came out as the initial broadcaster in the year 2008 in North America to utilize BitTorrent in making a complete show for download. The BitTorrent tracker offered by Blog BitTorrent helps non-technical users and bloggers to set a tracker on their web pages. Many games such as Metal Gear Online, GunZ the Duel and Blizzard’s World of Warcraft uses BitTorrent protocol.
The policies adopted by the clients have a lot to do for the effectiveness of this technology. The client may adopt the technology in which the data sent to the peers are sent back to the initiator. The usage of the protocol accounts for the noteworthy traffic on the net however the clear cut quantity is very difficult to work out.

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