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1 E – BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES PROFESSOR EDUARD HEINDL BCM SS‘09

2  AGENDA:  INTRODUCTION TO TORRENTS  P2P SYSTEMS – ARCHITECTURE  P2P SYSTEMS – ENVIRONMENT  BIT TORRENT PROTOCOL  BIT TORRENT INC.  BIT TORRENT BUSINESS MODEL  CONCLUSION

3  DEFINITION OF CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY:  Torrent – Noun ( C ) A large stream of water that moves very fast. DEFINITION OF URBAN DICTIONARY:  Torrent - The most kickass way of sharing files.  Torrent files are pretty much the best file- sharing method, hands down.

4 TRADITIONAL FILE DOWNLOAD TORRENT FILE DOWNLOAD

5  THREE KINDS OF ARCHITECTURE:  Purely centralized Architecture e.g. NAPSTER  Purely decentralized Architecture e.g. EDONKEY  Partially Centralized (or ) Partially decentralized Architecture e.g. GNUTELLA  CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OF BIT TORRENT:  Partially Centralized

6 CENTRALIZED ARCHITECTUREPURELY DECENTRALIZED ARCHITECTURE

7 PHYSICAL COMPONENTS NAT SYSTEM TYPES  HUBS; SWITCHES; BRIDGES ; ROUTERS AND FIREWALLS  NAT SYSTEMS:  These are of two types:  STATIC ONE – ONE  DYNAMIC ONE - MANY

8  Bit Torrent Protocol – Developed in 2001 by Bram Cohen.  It is now maintained by Bit Torrent INC.  Thrives on the P2P Environment with a partially centralized Architecture.  Very Popular Tool for downloading Movies, Music and Games.  TERMS ASSOCIATED WITH BIT TORRENT: ◦ Swarm, Seed, Peer, Tracker,.torrent file, Vuze, Bit torrent client, Pirate Bay, ISO Hunt

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12  Founded in 2004 by Bram Cohen & Ashwin Navin.  In a Wired Article in 2007 – one of top 10 startups worth watching.  Reuters – Bit torrent Accounts for 35% of all internet traffic - Nov’04.  Boasts of an Installed base of over 160 million clients worldwide. – Press releases  Company employs 20 people.  Partners include 20‘th century Fox, Lionsgate, MTV, Spike TV, Warner Brothers & others.

13  Bit Torrent DNA ( Delivery Network Accelerator ) Enables Delivery of media content and games over existing Bit torrent protocol.  Bit Torrent Device Partner Bit Torrent Software Development Kit for devices. Bit Torrent Certified Program.  Bit Torrent Entertainment Network.  Venture Capital Market.

14 Bit Torrent Entertainment Network  Offers downloads of films and other content.  Partners include MGM, Paramount, Fox, Warner Brothers, Azureus and BBC.  Different Download options – Daily rentals to Permanenet Downloads ( US $ 2.99 – 3.99 for 24 hr rental). VENTURE CAPITAL MARKET  Funding on Bit Torrent US $40.8 millions by DCM, ACCEL and DAG ventures.

15 NEW PLANS FOR BUSINESS:  Club Model  Compulsory Click Through Advertisement. LEGAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES:  Bit Torrent Tracker – Legal?  Finreactor Case 2004 – Fine of US§5.4 Million Claimed BIT TORRENT‘s DEFENSE:  Bit Torrent does not offer search facility.  Bit torrent does not conceal the host sharing illegal files.

16  P2P has many advantages to offer in the future.  Torrents – Cloud computing prototypes.  Sharing of Computational Power and Storage in the future.  Updation of data by google at present is an issue.  P2P could outline a complex solution to this in the future.  Maximum usage of computational power in the future.

17      From P2P to Web Services and Grids : Peers in a Client/Server World by Ian J Taylor BITTORRENT ISBN  ?QueryCorpNumber=C ?QueryCorpNumber=C


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