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how do meta search engines get tracker stats?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:29 pm
by thegeezer3
on sites like pizzatorrents scrapetorrent.com etc they list search results from many tracker sites and include seed and peer stats. How do they get this information?

Some of the tracker sites have rss feeds of the latest torrents available but they often dont include the seed peer stats and even if they did this would change and the feed stats would soon become outdated.

Ive seen some of these metasearch stating that the results shown were updated 2 hours ago. Are they scraping this info?

Some also mention announce files from various trackers e.g. http://tracker.thepiratebay.org/announce
ive tried loading this in my browser but doesnt to anything. What are they\?

Can anyone help?

Re: how do meta search engines get tracker stats?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:10 am
by Renegade
Yes they are scraping, bittorrent is an HTTP protocol.