[bittorrent] large swarms

Alan McGovern alan.mcgovern at gmail.com
Mon May 11 16:50:28 EDT 2009


That's only useful if blizzard implemented peer exchange ;) It'd be
interesting to find out if they have.

Alan.

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 9:45 PM, Martin Defeche <martin.defeche at gmail.com>wrote:

> It can really be interesting to use WoW torrent files. Swarms have to be
> really really big since everybody seeds it !
>
> I found a program<http://files.filefront.com/WoW+Torrent+Extractor/;6401990;/fileinfo.html>to do that and I found the patch in different languages in this
> site<http://www.clubic.com/patch-jeux-video-451-0-world-of-warcraft.html#>
>
> Thanks for this wonderful idea :)
>
> I will test it immediately
>
> 2009/5/11 Matt Pearson <mjp64 at cornell.edu>
>
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 14:31, Peng Wang <pengvvang at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I am doing some testing of the effectiveness of PEX and distributed
>> tracker.
>> > For that I need several large and LEGAL swarms. Anybody knows where I
>> can
>> > find those swarms besides Linux distros?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance!
>>
>> Blizzard uses BitTorrent for WoW updates and other large files (like
>> StarCraft 2 videos). They use their own custom client, but it's pretty
>> easy to extract the torrent file (there are some websites that will do
>> it for you) from the executable. Their tracker didn't seem to support
>> scraping last I checked, so I don't know how many peers there actually
>> are, but with the number of people playing WoW...
>>
>> Good luck,
>> Matt
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