BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer protocol useful for distributing large files over the Internet. Many organizations use BitTorrent to distribute their software in order to reduce client download time and reduce the load on their servers. While there is a lot of legitimate content available via BitTorrent, some organizations ban BitTorrent usage due to concerns over copyright infringement and the amount of bandwidth that peers can consume. A BitTorrent proxy will allow organizations to control those risks and allow its members to use the BitTorrent protocol for approved uses. It will allow the organization to control the files that are downloaded and the total bandwidth that can be used, and it will eliminate redundant downloads by acting as a cache.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Larsen, Robert Brent, "A BitTorrent Proxy" (2008). All Theses and Dissertations. 1336.
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