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Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News The company behind the BitTorrent technology has opened the source code of its uTorrent Transport Protocol (uTP). A production-ready implementation of the protocol code in C++ is now available from GitHub under the MIT license. uTP, which is used today in the popular uTorrent BitTorrent client, is designed to reduce network congestion by allowing other traffic to take precedence. This reduces the overall load that BitTorrent puts on networks, both locally and at the ISP level. The developers contend that the new protocol will remove the need for ISPs to throttle or block BitTorrent traffic and could also potentially boost download performance in some cases.

A popular feature in uTorrent lets users specify certain times of day when the application should reduce its bandwidth consumption so that it won't disrupt other users on the network. The virtue of uTP is that it offers a much better solution than that kind of heavy-handed local constriction. The dynamic throttling principle behind uTP will allow BitTorrent connections to automatically back down and make room for other kinds of traffic as needed, and then ramp back up to full speed when the network is less busy.

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