Comparison of BitTorrent tracker software

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The following is a list of notable software for running a BitTorrent tracker.

Tracker Programming Language License IPv4 IPv6 Operating System Support Description
MLDonkey[1] OCaml GPL Yes Windows, OS X, Unix-like, Morph OS Has a built-in tracker and announcement service
MonoTorrent[2] C# MIT Yes Windows, Mac OS, Unix-like Uses Mono for cross-platform support (.NET)
Opentracker[3] C Beerware Yes Yes (IPv4 and IPv6 have separate binaries and processes that do not share any information between them. If a client communicates to the tracker over IPv6, it will only receive IPv6 addresses in the response.) Unix-like (source code only) Uses libowfat,[4] performs well even on embedded hardware. Only requirement is a POSIX compliant OS. Supports only a compact peer list.
PeerTracker[5] PHP GPL Yes Web application Extremely lightweight and efficient BitTorrent tracker. Supports SQLite3, and MySQL for storage.
μTorrent[6] C++ Freeware Yes Windows, OS X, Linux, Android Does not have a list of hosted torrents.
qBittorrent[7] C++ GPLv2 Yes Windows, OS X, Unix-like, OS/2 Lightweight. Supports DHT, PEX, announcements via UDP. Does not have a web interface or list of hosted torrents; it is not designed for secure or large-scale application.
Vuze[8] Java Disputed Yes Windows, Mac OS, Linux Vuze (formerly Azureus) has a built in tracker.
XBT Tracker[9][10] C++ GPL Yes Windows, Linux Uses MySQL for data storage, lightweight tracker

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BT-default tracker". sourceforge.net.
  2. ^ http://www.monotorrent.com
  3. ^ erdgeist. "opentracker". erdgeist.org.
  4. ^ "libowfat". fefe.de.
  5. ^ https://github.com/JonnyJD/peertracker
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 13, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2009.
  7. ^ "qBittorrent official website". sourceforge.net.
  8. ^ http://azureus.sourceforge.net/faq.php#17
  9. ^ "XBT Tracker". sourceforge.net.
  10. ^ "xbt - High-performance BitTorrent Tracker - Google Project Hosting". google.com.