Torrenting The Darknets

Steve Kinney admin at
Sat May 20 19:21:37 PDT 2017

On 05/20/2017 08:42 PM, grarpamp wrote:
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:49 AM, Razer <g2s at> wrote:
>>> Indie films on darknets mate.
>> udp://
>> I never had much luck uploading torrents myself.
> A functional darknet "torrent" system would have at least
> just one "tracker"... the darknet internal DHT itself.
> You'd publish the InfoHash to whatever darknet indexes you like.
> In this case,
> the "infohash" is 33fc6b8baa0d74e0c0c96d33a29d11dbbce9edc1
> and the "index" for at least this message is the cpunks list,
> while someone might "seed" it on I2P.... I2PSnark, I2PRufus,
> I2P-Transmission... which utilize certain backend "trackers"
> mechanisms not necessarily all distributed yet.

i2p can be called "a functional darknet torrent system," in that the
large majority of traffic crossing that network is torrents.  The i2p
package includes the router, a browser based torrent client and a simple
web server.  The two biggest trackers on i2p are Postman and
Difftracker, both are stable with good uptimes.  I was pleased to note
on my last visit that some files I seeded and promoted there about five
years ago are still available.

I got my copy of The President's Analyst ages ago, I would seed it but
alas, my poor overworked computer can't afford the cycles to run i2p
alongside all the other crap I am using it for:  Graphics and video
editing, etc.  A more "normal" user won't see a performance hit from i2p
unless the system they run it on is already overstressed.


> But there still desperately needs to be a distributed storage layer
> that long term automagically backs up the explicit "seeders"
> which tend to be volatile. At which point the original "OP seeder's"
> best role is then to just inserting into the storage layer and
> walking away.
> "Elective non OP seeders of specific torrent sets" such as with
> all torrents in Vuze / Transmission seed list, needs to transition
> to offering darknet storage blocks for all insertions that may happen.

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