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Thread: The Hydra Project: An Anti-Piracy Proof BitTorrent Tracker

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    "The Hydra Project is a new script for private BitTorrent trackers designed to resist any attack or raid, and to guarantee the privacy and anonymity of its users. It’s truly hydra compatible, which is much needed quality in these turbulent times."

    "The Hydra Project, THP for short, is developed with privacy, anonymity and survivability in mind. One of innovative features of the project is to make an OpenID for users of private BitTorrent sites so their login information and upload/download ratios can be shared across different websites. The torrents can also be shared among different trackers. This ensures that user ratios and uploaded torrents will not be lost if for some reason one of the BitTorrent trackers ceases to exist.

    Shanti Braford, the developer of the project explained to TorrentFreak: “The idea is that a group of admins can get together and form a sort of distributed set of private BitTorrent trackers. bacon.org, eggs.com, ham.net and sausage.fm can all get together, share user databases, torrents, upload/download ratios, etcetera. If eggs.com gets raided, the rest of the sites are still alive and the torrents people have downloaded will still work because they’ll be associated with multiple tracker URLs.”

    THP will be one of the most private and anonymous BitTorrent trackers, something that most users will absolutely appreciate. For example, no email addresses will be collected, the IPs will not be stored (only memcached) and .torrent files will not be connected to users. There is even an option for the administrator to delete all data via a memcached shutdown in case the server loses its connection to the network, which will happen if there’s a raid.

    The tracker script is developed in Ruby on Rails. “The code is about 90% there,” Shanti told us “I’ve kept it very simple and rudimentary, but functional. If any PHP coders are interested perhaps it could be ported over.” I would encourage all developers who are interested in the project to take at the project page and THP’s Sync API wiki.

    If THP lives up to its expectations the Hydra will be more flexible and stronger than ever."

    Source: TorrentFreak
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    hmm, so I guess "users" in the swarm logging IP's isn't a consideration. Shouldn't it be?

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    this is hardcore, i liked it...
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    Sounds interesting

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    bring it on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbautt View Post
    "The Hydra Project is a new script for private BitTorrent trackers designed to resist any attack or raid, and to guarantee the privacy and anonymity of its users. It’s truly hydra compatible, which is much needed quality in these turbulent times."

    "The Hydra Project, THP for short, is developed with privacy, anonymity and survivability in mind. One of innovative features of the project is to make an OpenID for users of private BitTorrent sites so their login information and upload/download ratios can be shared across different websites. The torrents can also be shared among different trackers. This ensures that user ratios and uploaded torrents will not be lost if for some reason one of the BitTorrent trackers ceases to exist.

    Shanti Braford, the developer of the project explained to TorrentFreak: “The idea is that a group of admins can get together and form a sort of distributed set of private BitTorrent trackers. bacon.org, eggs.com, ham.net and sausage.fm can all get together, share user databases, torrents, upload/download ratios, etcetera. If eggs.com gets raided, the rest of the sites are still alive and the torrents people have downloaded will still work because they’ll be associated with multiple tracker URLs.”

    THP will be one of the most private and anonymous BitTorrent trackers, something that most users will absolutely appreciate. For example, no email addresses will be collected, the IPs will not be stored (only memcached) and .torrent files will not be connected to users. There is even an option for the administrator to delete all data via a memcached shutdown in case the server loses its connection to the network, which will happen if there’s a raid.

    The tracker script is developed in Ruby on Rails. “The code is about 90% there,” Shanti told us “I’ve kept it very simple and rudimentary, but functional. If any PHP coders are interested perhaps it could be ported over.” I would encourage all developers who are interested in the project to take at the project page and THP’s Sync API wiki.

    If THP lives up to its expectations the Hydra will be more flexible and stronger than ever."

    Source: TorrentFreak
    Whoa, this sounds like great news for bittorrent! Hopefully it comes to fruition. Can't wait.

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    Can't wait for the first tracker to show up with this... great news...

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    But isn't anyone asking why we haven't done this sooner? What technological barriers have been broken down in order for this to happen?

    Maybe trackers could have done this, but before they had no incentive because there was no threat. Yeah, that's probably the reason.

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