TopBT: A Topology-Aware BitTorrent Client
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What is TopBT ?

TopBT is a topology-aware BitTorrent client. Compared with current widely-used BitTorrent clients, such as Vuze, BitTorrent, and uTorrent, the unique feature of TopBT is, it actively discovers its network proximities to its connected peers. Based on the network proximities, it can save network traffic by downloading data from near peers. Additionally, TopBT also attempts to improve network transmission rates to its peers, so that it can download fast. TopBt has been frequently and widely used worldwide.

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Related research has been published in:  

INFOCOM'10,   IMC'05

News

    03/24/2010: Version 2.2 of TopBT has been released.

    03/17/2010: The work of TopBT was presented on INFOCOM 2010 (slides).

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Features

  • TopBT has two methods to discovers its network proximities to its connected peers. Users can choose based their needs.
  • TopBT provides measured link hops and round-trip time (RTT) to users.
  • TopBT download file from near peers based on our measurments under the permise of keeping downloading rate and then save the network traffic.

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TopBT: A Topology-Aware BitTorrent Client