December 19, 2004 at 8:31 pm #15455Someguy03Member
SuprNova, probably the biggest source for torrents, shut down:Quote:quote:”Greetings everybody,
As you have probably noticed, we have often had downtimes. This was because it was so hard to keep this site up!
But now we are sorry to inform you all, that SuprNova is closing down for good in the way that we all know it.
We do not know if SuprNova is going to return, but it is certainly not going to be hosting any more torrent links.
We are very sorry for this, but there was no other way, we have tried everything.
Thank you all that helped us, by donating mirrors or something else, by uploading and seeding files, by helping people out on IRC and on forum, by spreading the word about SuprNova.org.
It is a sad day for all of us!
Please visit SuprNova.org every once in a while to get the latest news on what is happening and if there is anything new to report on.
As we wish to maintain the nice comunity that we created, we are keppig forums and irc servers open.
Thank you all and Goodbye!
sloncek & the rest of the SuprNova Team”
Most believe it is because Hollywood announced it would start taking legal action against tracker websites. SuprNova was the biggest tracker site, and its now gone. I believe without these tracking sites, Bit Torrent will die. Supposedly SuprNova is forming “Exeem”, which will “decenteralize” the network and get rid of the issue of poor tracker availibility, but the SuprNova website makes it sound like this idea is dead too, them saying they “tried everything.”December 19, 2004 at 8:46 pm #109343CharlesMember
It is far from over. Suprnova was, and still is, working on a way to entirely decentralize BitTorrent in the way Kazaa had their network set up. Many other tracker sites I am a member of have stopped accepting new users and are locking down based on IPs. Though the loss of Suprnova is bad, it definitely is not over. Even if we lose other sites like lokitorrent and torrent3x, it still has its legitimate uses. 😉
On a larger scale, the MPAA and RIAA can never stop this. The shut down Napster, FastTrack comes around. They corrupt FastTrack, then AresGalaxy, BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella and others appear. In the grand scheme of it all, there will be another Suprnova-like site. Trackers will exist until they are no longer needed, and then…well…the RIAA will need to find a new way to stop it all. Heck, anyone these days with an internet connection can be a tracker.
Edit: This decentralization I mentioned was as you said, “Exeem.” I doubt it is scrapped until Suprnova gets rid of IRC and the forums.December 19, 2004 at 9:48 pm #109346colinMember
This sucks. I counted on suprnova for all of my downloads. Well, I guess it's back to Limewire…December 20, 2004 at 5:55 am #109345f0rbezMember
TorrentBits.org also closed down. TB was the best torrent site on the web. Also, pheonix-torrents and others have gone offline. Many others are being flooded by users looking for new communities.December 20, 2004 at 7:23 am #109348Nick162005Member
yall are lucky yall can use P2P programs well good ones anyway, the internet service I have is a local high speed provider actually the utility company but they have internet and I have it 512 Kbs Down and 256 Up and they blocked programs such as kazaa bit torrent and limewire all I can use is ares lite winmx and filetopia it sucks.. they said they throttled it down but basically u cant connect to BT Kazaa or Limewire.. I only pay 25 a month for internet so its not too bad but if I could download more it would be better but that does suck they shut suprnova down it was the best when I could use it lol.December 27, 2004 at 9:31 pm #109347colinMember
How can an ISP block certain programs? I've never heard of that before. Is it in your contract that they can block whatever they want to? Is it even possible for an ISP to block certain programs on your computer?December 27, 2004 at 9:57 pm #109344DavidParticipantQuote:quote:Originally posted by colin
How can an ISP block certain programs? I've never heard of that before. Is it in your contract that they can block whatever they want to? Is it even possible for an ISP to block certain programs on your computer?
They are blocking the ports that the program uses to function and connect to other users and networks. They are not actually blocking the program itself. And also, an ISP can do pretty much whatever they want, you are “renting” the connection.
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