UDP Tracker

The UDP tracker protocol is a high-performance low-overhead BitTorrent tracker protocol. It uses the stateless User Datagram Protocol (UDP) for data transmission instead of the HTTP protocol (over TCP) regular trackers use. The data is in a custom binary format instead of the standard bencode algorithm BitTorrent uses for most communication.

URLs for this protocol have the following format: udp://tracker:port. This protocol is supported by only some BitTorrent clients.

Read more about UDP TrackerComparison With The HTTP Tracker, Clients Implementing The Protocol, Criticisms

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ΜTorrent - Release History - Mac OS X
... .torrent application 0.9.1.1 26 March 2009 Fix don't wait indefinitely for trackers and UPnP when shutting down Change Deleted files are now moved to the trash ... Feature UDP tracker support Feature uTP supports window sizes smaller than the packet size Change Added upnp host cache to speed up upnp nat resolution on certain routers Change Reduced uTP overhead slightly by ramping ... directory settings and rules Improved UTP bandwidth support Fixed seeding ratio limits Fixed tracker messages when torrent is complete Fixed setting auto add directory ...
UDP Tracker - Criticisms
... for index sites to scrape an entire tracker This can be supported by traditional TCP scrape mechanisms, as it's not a performance issue ... No mechanism for trackers to enforce client restrictions The UDP tracker protocol has no field to represent the user agent, as the HTTP protocol has ... No mechanism for trackers to send warning messages No compression, especially problematic for large announce responses ...