The new distribution description parameter & x.do = in the magnet link for FlylinkDC ++. User selection factors of file-sharing network

    After reading the title of the article, many thought that the first part has nothing to do with the second part. However, below I will give examples that show the close interconnection of many circumstances - and as a result, the user's choice of a particular file-sharing network.
    Not so long ago, I wrote an article habrahabr.ru/post/230345 , in the comments to it a dialogue appeared DC ++ vs Torrent. Accusations have been voiced towards DC ++ that they download this file-sharing network only on the basis of a “pig in a poke” principle (of course, there is a great deal of truth in this). I want to remind you that similar discussions have already arisen on the hub even in relation to the eDonkey network habrahabr.ru/post/137929/#comment_4599201 In fact, whoever had the opportunity to use at first not a torrent, but another p2p network, rather painfully took the global victory of the torrent.
    That's why I am still very perplexed: how could network humanity leave ed2k and Kad file-sharing networks for the sake of torrent file-sharing?
    We will return to this topic a bit later, and now about the new x.do parameter in FlylinkDC ++.
    The x.do parameter is an http link that leads to a distribution page hosted on a DC or torrent portal. If the user copies such a magnet link from the distribution description page and pastes it into the hub’s chat, it will be displayed as follows (naturally, in DC clients that understand this new parameter, there are only 502 and 503 beta flylinks so far).
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    Inside the magnet, the links look like this:
    magnet:?xt=urn:btih:.........................................&x.do=http://tracker.local/Interstellar
    magnet:?xt=urn:tree:tiger:.................................&x.do=http://dc.tracker.local/Interstellar

    When copying and reposting by other users of this magnet links to chats of other hubs, it will also be displayed.
    This parameter will be added in one of the future versions of the TorrentPier II engine.
    Local networks that have their own DC hub and DC portal will not need to be squandered to train their users to download files after reading their description. An example of how one Minsk provider is doing it now.
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    As you can see, the situation with the "pig in a poke" is largely fixable. Of course, the habits of many users can no longer be changed. But the idea of ​​DC ++ among non-DC users can also be changed over time.

    And now we move on to the second part of the article. About why torrents are currently more popular than the rest of p2p.
    It seems to me that the main reason for the popularity of the torrent is the ability to view the statistics of peers on the distribution page, thereby see if anyone distributes it at all, evaluate the popularity of distribution among other downloads. If there are 1000 peers on one torrent, and the same 10 on the other, most download where 1000. The fact that the torrent is global is not unimportant. If the DC hub or eDonkey server is limited by the number of simultaneously connected users, then the torrent does not experience problems with this (it works only with registered hashes). Also, at first, in a positive way, the popularity of torrents was played by the presence of a rating and the stimulation of seeding distributions. Many people note queues in the donkey, low download speed, etc. Different p2p clients had their own “sores,” including torrents. If you delve into history, you can see that the donkey, DC ++ and torrent appeared at about the same time, the end of the 90s and the beginning of the 2000s. Naturally, communities formed around each file-sharing network. And contrary to popular beliefs about the “uniqueness” of content distribution by torrents, by creating distributions with an expanded description, screenshots, comments, downloaded and a special link that downloads not something left but a file with the necessary hash - all this already existed in other p2p networks . Moreover, in our Russian-speaking segment of the Internet. by creating distributions with an extended description, screenshots, comments of the downloaded and a special link that downloads not something left but a file with the necessary hash - all this already existed in other p2p networks. Moreover, in our Russian-speaking segment of the Internet. by creating distributions with an extended description, screenshots, comments of the downloaded and a special link that downloads not something left but a file with the necessary hash - all this already existed in other p2p networks. Moreover, in our Russian-speaking segment of the Internet.
    For example, while the rootkeeper celebrated the seven-year anniversary of habrahabr.ru/post/128642 , a couple of months later, the DC ++ portal of the “Soviet Server” quietly celebrated its 10th anniversary dcp.sovserv.ru/news/70247/2011/11/07/10/#comments
    Unfortunately, they rarely remember the OS Osvods and ed2k portals, only the copyright holders remember everything and do not let them relax in oblivion forum.sharereactor.ru/showthread.php?t=160247&page=2 .
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    Sharereactor also has its own interesting long history of creating cinema.bal-con.ru/ShareReactor_en
    Gentlemen torrentovody pay attention:
    Good afternoon. Please tell us the story of the creation of ShareReactor.ru.

    Good afternoon. The project began with the homepage of one of the founders of the site, where he systematized his collection of films. Also, at the same time, the films were laid out for free access on the eDonkey network, since the person had huge speeds of unlimited connection. Well, for completeness of information, each description of the film was supplied with a hash, and accordingly ed2k hashes were chosen as a hash
    this was still when the Bittorrent protocol most likely did not yet exist. The
    administration plan for distributing distributions on the portal was already raised to a high level by that time
    What did you rely on when you developed the ShareReactor.ru concept? Have you used the experience of your foreign “brother”?

    The basic concept is a clear, complete description, high availability of indexed files, as well as their quality.

    Only DVDRips, no screens, even long-awaited and untwisted.

    As for the use of experience, then the decision on the structure of the IMHO site is obvious - a convenient database ...

    Not many torrent trackers can now boast the same rules.

    Is it really an advantage of a torrent, especially now, in the context of the fight against torrent trackers and pirated content on them?
    After losing its former popularity, many p2p clients continued to develop anyway. Those advantages that torrent had before were largely copied and work in other p2p networks. By the way, do not forget that the idea of ​​DHT was borrowed from Kad, and magnet links were long before they appeared in torrents.

    Let's imagine what would happen if the main advantages of the torrent were transferred to clients of other p2p networks:
    1. Peer statistics on the pages of the distribution description.
    Actually, all you need to do is make the torrent trackers collect hashes from for example DC or eMule. For example, the p2p client interacted with the tracker only with those hashes in the magnet links of which there is a parameter tr. I think everything is possible to do without global alterations. The most difficult thing would be to screw the work with the tracker into the user client itself. There are probably competent specialists who can do this task too.
    2. The simplicity of the interface and user settings.
    3. Everything else in one form or another already exists together or separately.

    Would you like to use torrents further if you didn’t have that huge distribution base, and peer statistics on the distribution? If in the near future a new Internet user is faced with a choice than to download pirated content, with any development of p2p networks, “torrents, torrents, torrents ...” will still be heard from any corner of the Internet. This is the herd effect in p2p and not only p2p, when a person who does not understand anything makes a choice on the principle of “like everyone else”. But will this choice be right?

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