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uTorrent 2.0 Final released

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Feb 2010 11:41 User comments (1)

uTorrent 2.0 Final released uTorrent 2.0 Final is now available, says the official site, moving out of the beta stage it has been in since August.
Feature overview from the creators:

UDP trackers are a different protocol for tracker communication that uses significantly less processing power on the tracker end. It's important for us to support this because trackers have limited resources, so this should allow them to support many more users with their current hardware and not crash under the load.

uTP is an alternative communication method for BitTorrent traffic that allows the client to automatically regulate its bandwidth usage to avoid adversely impacting your internet connection. This will allow you or other users on the network to download their torrents but still allow others on the network to function with little difference. This does not require any additional setup.
In addition, uTP in this version has added its own form of STUN, a method of getting incoming connections without direct connectivity to the Internet. This allows ”Torrent to punch holes through routers and firewalls to increase connectivity and improve speeds. It is even possible to connect two firewalled peers through uTP's NAT traversal feature.

The transfer cap settings were added in response to various users who have ISP-mandated caps on how much data they can download/upload in a month. Now you can track your usage in MB (with a handy graph to visualize it) and even configure ”Torrent to stop torrenting once the limits are exceeded. Currently, you can configure the time interval, the data cap and whether it should stop based on only download, upload, or both combined.
As a privacy notice, this traffic data is not sent back to us or anyone.

You can download the popular torrent client here: ”Torrent v2.0 build 17920

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15.2.2010 10:31

This all sounds good to me. The surviving sites are getting over whelmed by users getting it while they can.

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