libtorrent4j VS bittorrent-dht

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libtorrent4j bittorrent-dht
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199 1,200
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5.5 5.8
8 months ago 17 days ago
C++ JavaScript
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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libtorrent4j

Posts with mentions or reviews of libtorrent4j. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-26.

bittorrent-dht

Posts with mentions or reviews of bittorrent-dht. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-06-19.
  • Theseus DHT Protocol
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Jun 2023
  • Static torrent website with peer-to-peer queries over BitTorrent on 2M records
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Mar 2022
    I'm not talking about the consensus protocol of the blockchain itself, but of the p2p algorithms underlying it, e.g. using Kademlia for service discovery and message routing. I'm asking why a distributed system would choose something like Consul (which uses Raft, and requires a coordinator node) instead of running a decentralized protocol like Kademlia (which has no coordinator nodes) within their distributed single-tenant environment.

    I did a bit more research last night, and discovered that Bitfinex actually does something like this internally (anyone know if this is up to date?) [0] — they built a service discovery mesh by storing arbitrary data on a DHT implementing BEP44 (using webtorrent/bittorrent-dht [1]).

    This seems pretty cool to me, and IMO any modern distributed system should consider running decentralized protocols to benefit from their robustness properties. Deploying a node to a decentralized protocol requires no coordination or orchestration, aside from it simply joining the network. Scaling a service is as simple as joining a node to the network and announcing its availability of an implementation of that service.

    At first glance, this looks like a competitive advantage, because it decouples the operational and maintenance costs of the network from the size of the network.

    So I'm wondering if there is a consistent tradeoff in exchange for this robustness — are decentralized applications more complex to implement but simpler to operate? Is latency of decentralized protocols (e.g. average number of hops to lookup item in a DHT) untenably higher than that of distributed protocols (e.g. one hop once to get instructions from coordinator, then one hop to lookup item in distributed KV)? Does a central coordinator eliminate some kind of principle agent problem, resulting in e.g. a more balanced usage of the hashing keyspace?

    Decentralization emerged because distributed solutions fail in untrusted environments — but this doesn't mean that decentralized solutions fail in trusted environments. So why not consider more decentralized protocols to scale internal systems?

    [0] https://github.com/bitfinexcom/grenache

    [1] https://github.com/webtorrent/bittorrent-dht

  • Decentralized in-browser torrent site
    3 projects | /r/Rad_Decentralization | 3 Aug 2021
    Yes the database is fixed. I would like to make it updateable using web2web or mutable torrents (BEP44) which the WebTorrent DHT supports.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing libtorrent4j and bittorrent-dht you can also consider the following projects:

FileCentipede - Cross-platform internet upload/download manager for HTTP(S), FTP(S), SSH, magnet-link, BitTorrent, m3u8, ed2k, and online videos. WebDAV client, FTP client, SSH client.

webtorrent - ⚡️ Streaming torrent client for the web

wt-tracker - High-performance WebTorrent tracker

ipfs-pubsub-room - IPFS Pubsub room

frostwire-jlibtorrent - A swig Java interface for libtorrent by the makers of FrostWire. Develop libtorrent based apps with the joy of coding in Java.

bittorrent-tracker - 🌊 Simple, robust, BitTorrent tracker (client & server) implementation

openwebtorrent-tracker - Fast and simple Webtorrent tracker implementation in C++

torrent-paradise - Decentralized DHT search site for IPFS

hellomello - Experiments with writing Android apps in Nim

webtorrent - ⚡️ Streaming torrent client for the web [Moved to: https://github.com/webtorrent/webtorrent]

Misery - 3d programming is fun.

webtorrent-desktop - ❤️ Streaming torrent app for Mac, Windows, and Linux