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d a tracker for downloaders to be able to find each other. Because of this central role, a tracker should be on a very reliable Internet connection. Therefore it's strongly recommended that you use a tracker running on a stable server system (as opposed to your unstable Windows desktop system).

Everyone else making files available via BitTorrent is using a tracker, and a single tracker can handle a huge number of files with very little load. So you could ask others for the URL of their trackers. (Tracker URL is contained in .torrent files.) However, you should never use anyone's tracker without the owner's permission. That would be intrusive, for the least.

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