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Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker Apparently Back Online 134

Freshly Exhumed writes "TorrentFreak has broken the news that after more than a year of downtime the Demonoid tracker is back online. The tracker is linked to nearly 400,000 torrent files and more than a million peers, which makes it one of the largest working BitTorrent trackers on the Internet. There is no word yet on when the site will make a full comeback, but the people behind it say they are working to revive one of the most famous file-sharing communities. As the single largest semi-private BitTorrent tracker that ever existed, Demonoid used to offer a home to millions of file-sharers. Note that this is apparently the original Demonoid and not the d2 site that claims to be using the Demonoid database."
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Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker Apparently Back Online

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  • Re: Great news (Score:5, Informative)

    by dotancohen ( 1015143 ) on Sunday January 12, 2014 @02:45PM (#45933049) Homepage

    Are you NSA?

    GP is a karma whore, not (necessarily) NSA. Very easy to identify as they post "the slashdot line" without saying anything substantial.

  • Re:Sounds safe (Score:5, Informative)

    by Jah-Wren Ryel ( 80510 ) on Sunday January 12, 2014 @05:00PM (#45933749)

    DNS was decentralized at first as well (at one point Microsoft was getting blackholed so often that had a $50k bounty for the contact info of anyone running a DNS server, not exactly public knowledge). At some point the US government decided DNS was actually important, and the DHS got involved and so on.

    I can't tell if you are joking or not. But for anyone else reading along who takes what you wrote seriously -- it is total bullshit. DNS has always been hierarchal with root servers under the control of a central authority. There have been bugs that could be exploited to corrupt lookups, but it has never been decentralized.

  • D2 Site claims.. (Score:5, Informative)

    by nurb432 ( 527695 ) on Sunday January 12, 2014 @06:00PM (#45934101) Homepage Journal

    Well, it knew my old login and password. So at least part of the database was there.

    Still, no way to know any of these things are not an *AA honeypot now.

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