I noticed that someone was downloading my audioblog Bittorrents with the user agent “Azureus”. I had never heard of this so I checked it out and found the Azureus Sourceforge project. It is a Java based implementation of Bittorrent that is much more useful for seeding. Rather than having one window per download like other Mac OS X Bittorrent clients, this has a nice two-paned UI which makes dealing with multiple simultaneous up/downloads easier. I haven’t gotten a whole lot of action on the torrents overnight but it seems to be working quite well. For the time being, this is the tool I will use for seeding when I put up new audioblog posts.

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2 thoughts on “Azureus”

  1. Matthew says:

    Glad you like it. Just thought you’d like to know that the Azureus user is me. I am leaving it up if anybody wants to download the show.

  2. Dave says:

    Matthew, thanks a lot for your kindness. Thus far, I have gotten less action on yesterday’s Bittorrent than I would have expected. I guess that when you post it on Friday night, you don’t necessarily have lots of people waiting to pounce on it then or Saturday morning.

    If (when) the automated downloading tools (the iPodder class) start supporting Bittorrent, then things will get rocking. Since a lot of these tools will swarm when a file is newly posted, it will have a good effect of spreading out a lot of the bandwidth right at the point when it is most needed.

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