Tixati 3.11 – Neowin – Tech Tribune France

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Tixati

Tixati is a free and easy-to-use BitTorrent client that offers detailed views of all file transfer properties, seeds and peers. Also included are powerful bandwidth throttling and mapping capabilities, and a full DHT implementation. Tixati is one of the most advanced and flexible BitTorrent clients available. And unlike many other clients, Tixati contains NO SPYWARE, NO ADVERTISING, NO TRICKS.

The portable version of Tixati is designed to work on a USB key or other portable medium. It stores all of its setup files in the same folder as the executable binaries, and all file paths are stored in a format relative to the program’s executable folder.

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It is important not to delete the “tixati_portable_mode.txt” file in the executables folder. It is this file that triggers Tixati to run in portable mode. (The executable binaries are actually the same as the standard edition binaries.)

When running the portable edition from a USB flash drive, especially one formatted as FAT16/FAT32, you may experience some delay when initially loading a new transfer. This is because initializing and allocating large files on flash media consumes more time and resources compared to a conventional hard drive.

Tixati has the following characteristics:

  • detailed views of all aspects of the swarm, including pairs, coins, files, and trackers
  • support for magnet links, so no need to download .torrent files if a simple magnet link is available
  • Super-efficient peer acceleration/unblocking algorithms ensure the fastest downloads
  • Point-to-point connection encryption for added security
  • Full DHT (Distributed Hash Table) implementation for untracked torrent downloads, including detailed message traffic graphs and customizable event logging
  • advanced bandwidth mapping of overhead and per-transfer traffic, with separate classification of protocol and file bytes, and with separate classification of outgoing traffic for trading and seeding
  • Highly flexible bandwidth throttling, including negotiation/seeding ratio adjustment and adjustable priority for single and pair transfers
  • bitfield graphs showing the integrity of all uploaded files, what other peers have, and the health of the entire swarm
  • customizable event log for each download and individual event logs for all peers within the swarm
  • Expert local file management features that allow you to move files to another partition even during download
  • 100% compatible with the BitTorrent protocol
  • Native Windows and Linux-GTK versions available

Tixati v3.11 Changelog:

New BitTorrent v2 support

  • A full implementation of BEP-52 has been added to the program. The main advantage of this is the use of the SHA-2 hash function at the block level instead of the SHA-1 at the coin level. However, there are also many other changes from the v1 protocol that required a major overhaul and rewrite of the core torrent/peers/trackers/pieces logic. Combined version 1+2 torrents are also fully supported.

trackers

  • All tracking features have been completely replaced with a newly written implementation. Dual interface and dual protocol advertisement is now fully supported on each individual tracker.
  • A tracking presets feature has been added, which can be accessed from Settings > Transfers > Tracking. These presets can be configured simply by right-clicking on any transfer in the main window and using the Trackers submenu. They can also be accessed from the standard tracker edit dialog, the transfer preload window, and the create new seeds dialog.
  • A default preset for newly loaded transfers can also be selected in the settings window. This will be set on non-private transfers, on upload, before applying individual tracking options.

Point to point connections

  • The point-to-point connection logic has been extensively rewritten with major improvements in several areas. This was necessary to meet the new messaging requirements of the v2 protocol, in particular coin selection algorithms and file hash field synchronization with other peers. The new implementation takes full advantage of the fact that while a transfer downloads only a subset of files, the new v2 protocol allows clients to download only the necessary file hashes. If handled correctly, it saves bandwidth, time, and memory, especially for extremely large torrents when only a few files are needed.
  • There was also a need in hybrid swarms to allow dual connections so peers could communicate on v1 and v2 simultaneously. This is sometimes necessary in situations where there are many v1-only clients in a swarm and the v2 hash information is not fully available, which, following the spec as written, prevents elements from being available to via v2 connection.
  • The peer connection selection and management algorithms have been completely superseded by much more modern versions that can efficiently manage multiple ports connected from the same IP address, perform periodic detection of duplicate peer IDs, and prioritize connections based on their protocol and the parts availability. Unusual situations, such as missing parts or going from a complete state to an incomplete state, are now handled with great precision. The process of gathering meta information from peers has also been significantly improved and is much faster when dealing with extremely large torrents.

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  • Web seed support has been completely overhauled. Peak speeds are much higher and much less CPU usage is required to maintain a continuous stream of data.
  • For better control of web seed connections, a new web seed request limiter has also been created. This is available from Settings > Transfers > Peers. Simultaneous connections can be globally limited based on hostname, and other throttling/rate-limiting settings can also be set. Rules can be customized for different hosts. [full release notes]

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