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seed spoofing (add seeds to your torrents), anybody interested?

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by snakesnake, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. snakesnake

    snakesnake Newbie

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    Hi all, I'm relatively new to the IM world, but I've learned and achieved a lot since I started in August. I have been focusing exclusively on torrents so far.

    I have a lot of experience programming, so I dove deep into the BT protocol and implemented a couple of ways to spoof seeds for my torrents. Or explained in a different way, I can make the trackers (and most importantly, the indexing sites) see more seeds than the torrent actually has. :cool:

    As I'm sure you know, the indexing sites use number of seeds when sorting search results. It's not the only factor but one of the big ones.

    More seeds = your torrent higher in the search results = more downloads :D

    In my experience this made a HUGE difference in the number of downloads I got.

    The purpose of this post is to get a sense whether people would be interested in a service that does this to their torrents.

    At this point I haven't yet thought about how exactly I would sell (bundle) the service, but if there's interest I'm sure we can figure something out.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i remember seeing a thread a few days ago where were posted a screenshot of a page from TPB with spoofed numbers and people asked how it's done, so i think there would be a demand, but it's another question how many of them are willing to pay for it
     
  3. Nickel

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    this can be done for free by anybody who takes the time to run their own tracker (xbtit for example) and can figure out what to edit in the database (it's easy as pie)

    The only advantage to spoofing public trackers is that you might show those seeds on tpb which normally won't accept trackers it doesn't recognize, as for users, they don't even notice the difference.

    Probably not worth your time given that so few people have actually figured out how to monetize torrents decently. Have you thought about making it into a licensed app and selling copies?
     
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    To be honest, it sounds like something you'd be better off using for yourself. Whenever a new movie comes out in theaters, you could download a cam version of it of TPB, reupload it and spoof the seeds to get to the top of the list. I'd say you would probably get at least 10,000 downloads a day for the first week or two. Then rinse and repeat! :)
     
  5. Virus1

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    I use to measure torrents by seeds...

    but I do not do that anymore.
    I have found out that even torrents with zero seeds and with a big red indicator that it is dead.... can bring you the file.

    And torrents with thousands of seeds can bring only a trickle of a download.


    The trackers are not very accurate.

    but i guess by spoofing.... you get people to download it... and start seeding it...

    It would be worth a case study.... to show that this service really works.
     
  6. darkhat99

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    Torrent with higher seeds are very often contains fake files .. todays normal users understand what file to download and when to download .. People now dont put much attention on higher seeds anymore :(
     
  7. jmanic

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    not really worth most people no that its spoofed and stay away but i supose if u get lucky it might stick as most sites remove fakes now
     
  8. SwagBotPlus

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    very smart idea, I like!
     
  9. VernonP

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    Great info here. Definitely going to use it
     
  10. guyana

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    Great info
     
  11. worldwide7477

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    Hmmm sounds interesting i'll test drive this for you if you want pm me to i really dont need it cause i get crazy hits but if it works it could only get better plus since the trackers updates have you figured away around this to keep the numbers there or will they just reset, this would be one way to get cought on the site if they see you have 1000 seeder plus leechers and in one hr you only have 10 seeders you get the point. hope you have at least a timmer for 24hrs on it let me know.
     
  12. partymarty4870

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    I can't say I'd use it myself as I only download torrents, but I'd say it's worth trying as a service. Better than yet another shitty links supplier.
     
  13. hhcock

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    Im more than interested. Im desperately searching for something similar !
    Any help guys ?