Perfectly legal
illegal resources
      in the web
          Catching Slumdogs using a net
Fifth
Faculty Development Programme


Talk by
Dr V N Krishnachandran

18 March 2009



Department of Computer Applications...
Part I     Torrents
           Bit torrents
           BitTorrent Clients
                   μTorrent
                   A...
Part I BitTorrents
The Basics of BitTorrent
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P)
protocol designed to distribute large
amounts of data.

We quo...
The Basics of BitTorrent
Initially, a file provider makes his
file available to the network. He is
called a seed.

He then...
Exchanging pieces of files
Overall Architecture
              Web Server             Tracker
    Web page
     with link
    to .torrent




        ...
Overall Architecture
              Web Server             Tracker
    Web page
     with link
    to .torrent




        ...
Overall Architecture
              Web Server             Tracker
    Web page
     with link
    to .torrent




        ...
Overall Architecture
              Web Server             Tracker
    Web page
     with link
    to .torrent




        ...
Overall Architecture
              Web Server             Tracker
    Web page
     with link
    to .torrent




        ...
Overall Architecture
              Web Server             Tracker
    Web page
     with link
    to .torrent




        ...
Overall Architecture
              Web Server             Tracker
    Web page
     with link
    to .torrent




        ...
Keywords
Seed
Users that have 100 % of the file(s).

Leechers
Users that do not have the complete file(s). 0–99 %

Peers
S...
Keywords
Torrent
A file you receive from the web server
 (the one that ends in .torrent ) .

The file contains information...
Keywords
Trackers

A server that handles and stores the torrent files.


In order for everyone to be able to locate one an...
For more details

Brian's BitTorrent FAQ and
Guide
http://dessent.net/btfaq/


Mininova FAQ
http://www.mininova.org/faq
BitTorrent Clients
About torrent

•   a small file (a few KBs)
•   with the suffix .torrent
•   containing all the information
•   needed to ...
Downloadable files

Using torrents we can download

•   Movies
•   Music
•   Games
•   Books
•   Softwares
Torrent clients

To download anything through a
torrent we need a torrent client.

BitTorrent client is a program that
man...
Some BitTorrent clients
About µTorrent
µTorrent was created by Ludvig
Strigeus.

Currently maintained by BitTorrent,
Inc.

Not open source softwar...
Home page of µTorrent




http://www.utorrent.com/
Download page of µTorrent
Selecting filenames in µTorrent
Downloading via µTorrent
About Vuze

Vuze is a software application enabling you
to find, download, play and share all kinds
of content.

It is a f...
Azureus/Vuze home page




http://azureus.sourceforge.net/
BitTorrent home page
http://www.bittorrent.com/



BitTornado home page
http://www.bittornado.com/
So what is BitTorrent?

BitTorrent
    peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P)
    communications protocol

BitTorrent
    a progr...
BitTorrent Trackers
About The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is a Swedish website
that indexes and tracks
BitTorrent files.

“The world's largest
...
About The Pirate Bay

Established in November 2003 by the
Swedish anti-copyright organization
Piratbyrån (The Piracy Burea...
About The Pirate Bay

According to the Los Angeles Times,
The Pirate Bay is
quot;one of the world's largest
facilitators o...
The Pirate Bay home page




http://thepiratebay.org/
The Pirate Bay search page
The Pirate Bay download page
Installing Azureus via the Bay
Location of The Pirate Bay !
About Mininova

Mininova is one of the largest BitTorrent
index sites.
It is a directory and search engine for
many kinds ...
Mininova home page




http://www.mininova.org/
Mininova search page
Mininova download page
Mininova „details‟ page
Mininova FAQ
Part II Sharing
About 4shared?

It is a big online storage

where Internet users store

their text, audio, video, photo, and
other files

...
4 Shared home page




http://www.4shared.com/
4 Shared search page
4 Shared download page
4 Shared folder structure
About SlideShare

SlideShare is the world's largest
community
for sharing presentations.

Individuals and organizations up...
About SlideShare

Anyone can find presentations on
topics that interest them.

The SlideShare team is based in
San Francis...
SlideShare home page




http://www.slideshare.net/
SlideShare search page
Part III Conclusion
Is downloading torrent files
legal? Yes !
Torrent files are not copyrighted, so this is allowed.
Opening a torrent file ma...
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Perfectly Legal Illegal Resources In The Web Catching Slumdogs Using The Net

  1. 1. Perfectly legal illegal resources in the web Catching Slumdogs using a net
  2. 2. Fifth Faculty Development Programme Talk by Dr V N Krishnachandran 18 March 2009 Department of Computer Applications Vidya Academy of Science and Technology Thalakkottukara, Thrissur 680501, India
  3. 3. Part I Torrents Bit torrents BitTorrent Clients μTorrent Azureus BitTorrent Trackers The Pirate Bay Mininova Part II Sharing 4 Shared Slide Share Part III Conclusion
  4. 4. Part I BitTorrents
  5. 5. The Basics of BitTorrent BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) protocol designed to distribute large amounts of data. We quot;breakquot; the file being transferred into smaller segments called pieces.
  6. 6. The Basics of BitTorrent Initially, a file provider makes his file available to the network. He is called a seed. He then allows others, named peers, to connect and download the file. Each peer who downloads a part of the data makes it available to other peers to download.
  7. 7. Exchanging pieces of files
  8. 8. Overall Architecture Web Server Tracker Web page with link to .torrent C A Peer [Seed] Peer [Leech] B Downloader Peer [Leech]
  9. 9. Overall Architecture Web Server Tracker Web page with link to .torrent C A Peer [Seed] Peer [Leech] B Downloader Peer [Leech]
  10. 10. Overall Architecture Web Server Tracker Web page with link to .torrent C A Peer [Seed] Peer [Leech] B Downloader Peer [Leech]
  11. 11. Overall Architecture Web Server Tracker Web page with link to .torrent C A Peer [Seed] Peer [Leech] B Downloader Peer [Leech]
  12. 12. Overall Architecture Web Server Tracker Web page with link to .torrent C A Peer [Seed] Peer [Leech] B Downloader Peer [Leech]
  13. 13. Overall Architecture Web Server Tracker Web page with link to .torrent C A Peer [Seed] Peer [Leech] B Downloader Peer [Leech]
  14. 14. Overall Architecture Web Server Tracker Web page with link to .torrent C A Peer [Seed] Peer [Leech] B Downloader Peer [Leech]
  15. 15. Keywords Seed Users that have 100 % of the file(s). Leechers Users that do not have the complete file(s). 0–99 % Peers Seeds and Leechers (another computer on the internet that you connect to and transfer data) Swarm The group of machines that are collectively connected for a particular file.
  16. 16. Keywords Torrent A file you receive from the web server (the one that ends in .torrent ) . The file contains information about the data you want to download, not the data itself. Clients A client is a bittorrent program.
  17. 17. Keywords Trackers A server that handles and stores the torrent files. In order for everyone to be able to locate one another, there needs to be some centralized location that peers could connect to in order to obtain the other peers' IP addresses. BitTorrent trackers serve as this centralized location. A tracker collects peers’ IP addresses and port numbers to share with other peers connecting to that same swarm.
  18. 18. For more details Brian's BitTorrent FAQ and Guide http://dessent.net/btfaq/ Mininova FAQ http://www.mininova.org/faq
  19. 19. BitTorrent Clients
  20. 20. About torrent • a small file (a few KBs) • with the suffix .torrent • containing all the information • needed to download a file the torrent was made for. It contains • file names, • their sizes, • where to download from, etc.
  21. 21. Downloadable files Using torrents we can download • Movies • Music • Games • Books • Softwares
  22. 22. Torrent clients To download anything through a torrent we need a torrent client. BitTorrent client is a program that manages torrent downloads and uploads using the BitTorrent protocol.
  23. 23. Some BitTorrent clients
  24. 24. About µTorrent µTorrent was created by Ludvig Strigeus. Currently maintained by BitTorrent, Inc. Not open source software. Free software
  25. 25. Home page of µTorrent http://www.utorrent.com/
  26. 26. Download page of µTorrent
  27. 27. Selecting filenames in µTorrent
  28. 28. Downloading via µTorrent
  29. 29. About Vuze Vuze is a software application enabling you to find, download, play and share all kinds of content. It is a full-featured bittorrent client. The Vuze application is built on the original code of the Azureus Bittorrent client. . Azureus is a type of poison dart frog found in South America.
  30. 30. Azureus/Vuze home page http://azureus.sourceforge.net/
  31. 31. BitTorrent home page http://www.bittorrent.com/ BitTornado home page http://www.bittornado.com/
  32. 32. So what is BitTorrent? BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) communications protocol BitTorrent a program (a client) that downloads files using the BitTorrent protocol BitTorrent a company that develops software based on the BitTorrent protocol
  33. 33. BitTorrent Trackers
  34. 34. About The Pirate Bay The Pirate Bay is a Swedish website that indexes and tracks BitTorrent files. “The world's largest BitTorrent tracker” Funded with advertisements.
  35. 35. About The Pirate Bay Established in November 2003 by the Swedish anti-copyright organization Piratbyrån (The Piracy Bureau). Operating as a separate organization since October 2004.
  36. 36. About The Pirate Bay According to the Los Angeles Times, The Pirate Bay is quot;one of the world's largest facilitators of illegal downloading“.
  37. 37. The Pirate Bay home page http://thepiratebay.org/
  38. 38. The Pirate Bay search page
  39. 39. The Pirate Bay download page
  40. 40. Installing Azureus via the Bay
  41. 41. Location of The Pirate Bay !
  42. 42. About Mininova Mininova is one of the largest BitTorrent index sites. It is a directory and search engine for many kinds of torrent files. Based in the Netherlands and started in January 2005. Visitors of Mininova can anonymously upload torrents to this site, tracked by any BitTorrent tracker.
  43. 43. Mininova home page http://www.mininova.org/
  44. 44. Mininova search page
  45. 45. Mininova download page
  46. 46. Mininova „details‟ page
  47. 47. Mininova FAQ
  48. 48. Part II Sharing
  49. 49. About 4shared? It is a big online storage where Internet users store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files and share them with other people.
  50. 50. 4 Shared home page http://www.4shared.com/
  51. 51. 4 Shared search page
  52. 52. 4 Shared download page
  53. 53. 4 Shared folder structure
  54. 54. About SlideShare SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations. Individuals and organizations upload presentations - to share their ideas, - connect with others, - generate leads for businesses.
  55. 55. About SlideShare Anyone can find presentations on topics that interest them. The SlideShare team is based in San Francisco (California, USA) and New Delhi (India).
  56. 56. SlideShare home page http://www.slideshare.net/
  57. 57. SlideShare search page
  58. 58. Part III Conclusion
  59. 59. Is downloading torrent files legal? Yes ! Torrent files are not copyrighted, so this is allowed. Opening a torrent file may start the process of downloading copyrighted content. Depending on the circumstances, such as the content in question and the country you're living in, this might be illegal. Is downloading copyrighted content Illegal? May be !!
  60. 60. Perfectly legal illegal resources in the web?
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