BTDigg DHT Search Engine: Overview of Search Engine for BitTorrent


BTDigg DHT Search Engine: Overview of Search Engine for BitTorrent

BTDigg is the BitTorrent DHT search engine.
BitTorrent is a file sharing protocol,
DHT is a protocol for searching nodes which distribute a torrent.
Torrent is a file with metadata which describes distributed content.BTDigg’s database is formed by DHT users.
BTDigg participates in the DHT network and follows the DHT protocol specification.
The project name is an acronym of BitTorrent Digger (digger means a treasure hunter).

BTDigg is not a tracker and doesn’t store any content and only collects
torrent metadata (such as file names and file sizes) and a magnet link (torrent identifier).
This means BTDigg is the entirely legal system.
In addition to legality, BTDigg has two important properties: unicity and decentralization.
Unicity means that BTDigg is the first system of its kind and there is nothing analogues yet.
Decentralization of BTDigg provides the opportunity to search in the entire “torrent” space
inside and outside of trackers (except private trackers).

It is worth mentioning that BTDigg returns a result as a magnet link.
You need to install any BitTorrent client to download content (similarly you need to install browser to see HTML pages).

For now, there are a lot of BitTorrent clients.
For example, there are free qBittorrent and proprietary µTorrent clients.

Additionally BTDigg provides:

  • Ratings
  • Plugins
  • Search API (by request)

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