Project info for Snark

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The Hunting of the Snark Project produces a client program (snark) for distributing, downloading and sharing files with the BitTorrent protocol. It is mainly used for exploring the BitTorrent protocol and experimenting with the GNU Compiler for Java (gcj), but it can also be used as a regular BitTorrent client.

Snark can also act as a torrent creator, a tiny HTTP server for delivering metainfo.torrent files, and has an integrated tracker for making the sharing of files as easy as possible. When you use the --share option, Snark will automatically create a .torrent file and start a very simple Web server to distribute the metainfo.torrent and a local tracker that other BitTorrent clients can connect to.

License: GPL

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