ABOUT BtPeer

    BtPeer is a BitTorrent DHT search engine. BitTorrent is a file sharing protocol. DHT(an acronym of Distribution of Hash Table) is a protocol for searching nodes which distribute a torrent. Torrent is a file with metadata which describes distributed content.

    BtPeer's database is formed by DHT users. BtPeer participates in the DHT network and follows the DHT protocol specification.

    BtPeer is not a tracker and doesn't store any content and only collects torrent metadata (such as file names, file size,creation date) and a infohash (torrent identifier). This means BtPeer is the entirely legal system.

    In addition to legality, BtPeer has two important properties: unicity and decentralization. Unicity means that BtPeer is the first system of its kind and there is nothing analogues yet. Decentralization of BtPeer provides the opportunity to search in the entire "torrent" space inside and outside of trackers (except private trackers).

    It is worth mentioning that BtPeer returns a result as a magnet link. You need to install any BitTorrent client to download content (similarly you need to install browser to see HTML pages). For now, there are a lot of BitTorrent clients. For example, there are free qBittorrent and proprietary µTorrent clients .

    BtPeer is a torrent indexer. Our robots roam the DHT network and get you metadata of torrents you want.

    We have created the architecture and software that powers BtPeer From scratch.

    Others add another fancy graphic or useless bells and whistles — we concentrate on stuff which is important: search quality and usability.

    We want to build the biggest and best P2P search system in the internet. We're one of the biggest already, now it's time for "the best".

    Technical details

    Info-hash

    Info-hash (or hash value) is a fingerprint that identifies some piece of data. There are different ways to calculate info-hash from data. Steps of actions that are used for calculation of a hash value is a hash function.

    A hash function is selected in a way to reduce possibility to have a same hash value for different data that means to avoid collisions. SHA-1 is the widely used hash function particularly in the BitTorrent world.

    Each .torrent (or meta description) has a bunch of info-hashes which are calculated from pieces of content and are used for checking consistency of transmitted data. SHA-1 hash value calculated for the whole .torrent is an info-hash.

    Info-hash identifies a .torrent like ISBN identifies a book.

    DHT

    DHT is abbreviation for Distributed Hash Table. There are a lot of classes of DHT: CAN, Kademlia, Chord, Pastry and others. Each can be differently implemented. The Kademlia class of DHT is used in the BitTorrent space and there are two implementations of this kind of DHT: from Vuze and from BitTorrent (Mainline). BtPeer is the BitTorrent DHT search engine which follows the specification.

    Contact Us

    Hi, you've reached contact page of BtPeer.

    These are your options:

    Want to ask something or just say "Hi" — write to [email protected]

    You like BtPeer and want to tell us how great we are — again, write to [email protected]

    We love getting these emails, makes us feel nice. Also we would really appreciate if you tell your friends about us.

    Something is broken, you have a suggestion about the site — drop a note to [email protected]

    You're an advertiser and want to put ads on our site — it's [email protected] for you. Please look up about advertising in FAQ.

    You think that something indexed by BtPeer may infringe on your (or you client's) right — proceed to copyright policy ,write to [email protected]

    You want to enlighten us about new exciting business ventures involving dead Nigerian kings or body parts enlargement — please kill yourself. It will make world a little better.

    We do reply to nice polite e-mails. And we will ignore and probably laugh at any e-mail we do not like.

    Please note that threats of any kind will be disclosed. Especially if you add "do not disclose" legal mumbo-jumbo to them.

    Cheers!