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Torrent File

posted Sep 2, 2010, 6:50 PM by Peter Beens   [ updated Sep 2, 2010, 6:59 PM ]

torrent file stores metadata used for BitTorrent. It is defined in the BitTorrent specification[1].

A torrent file contains the URLs of multiple trackers and integrity metadata about all the pieces. It can also contain additional metadata defined in extensions to the BitTorrent specification[2]. These are known as "BitTorrent Enhancement Proposals". Examples of such proposals include metadata for stating who created the torrent, and when.

For more details, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.torrent.