Comparison of BitTorrent tracker software

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The following is a list of notable software for running a BitTorrent tracker.

Tracker Programming Language License Operating System Support Description
MLDonkey[1] OCaml GPL Windows, OS X, Unix-like, Morph OS Has a built-in tracker and announcement service
MonoTorrent[2] C# MIT Windows, Mac OS, Unix-like Uses Mono for cross-platform support (.NET)
Ocelot[3] C++ Modified GPL Unix-like Created by What.CD, designed for and primarily used by private trackers.
Opentracker[4] C Beerware Unix-like (source code only) Uses libowfat,[5] performs well even on embedded hardware. Only requirement is a POSIX compliant OS. Supports only a compact peer list.
PeerTracker[6] PHP GPL Web application Extremely lightweight and efficient BitTorrent tracker. Supports SQLite3, and MySQL for storage.
μTorrent[7] C++ Freeware Windows, OS X, Linux, Android Does not have a list of hosted torrents.
qBittorrent[8] C++ GPL Windows, OS X, Unix-like, OS/2 Lightweight. Supports DHT, PEX, announcements via UDP. Does not have a web interface or list of hosted torrents; it is not designed for secure or large-scale application.
Vuze[9] Java Disputed Windows, Mac OS, Linux Vuze (formerly Azureus) has a built in tracker.
XBT Tracker[10][11] C++ GPL Windows, Linux Uses MySQL for data storage, lightweight tracker
bittorrent-tracker[12] JavaScript, Shell MIT OS X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Microsoft Windows This software operates through Node.js to support WSS, UDP, and HTTP protocols in a command line environment and has a live statistic page built into it. Has custom port settings and supports WebTorrent announces as well as regular BitTorrent announces and scrapes.


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