PublicBitTorrent - An open tracker project

PublicBitTorrent is a bittorrent tracker free for anyone to use. You don't need to register, upload or index a torrent anywhere, all you have to do is to include the PublicBitTorrent tracker URL in your torrent.

How does it work?

When you create a torrent file the application will ask you for a tracker address, then simply type in PublicBitTorrents tracker URL's:

udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80

Are there other open bittorrent trackers?

Yes! We encourage you to use multiple trackers, this will increase your torrents accessibility. OpenBitTorrent, Chaos Computer Club and istole.it are another free, no strings attached, stable bittorrent tracker.

udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80

udp://tracker.ccc.de:80

udp://tracker.istole.it:80

Why use the PublicBitTorrent tracker?

There are few open independent stable trackers out there, most of the trackers that can be used openly are either unstable or in some way connected to a bittorrent indexing site. We felt there was a need for a free, no strings attached, stable bittorrent tracker.

Why the need for an open bittorrent tracker?

There are many reasons, the most important ones includes:

I already have .torrent files, how can I add your tracker?

Can I remove an info_hash from the tracker?

No, the technology doesn't include any support for blocking info_hash keys from being registered with the tracker.

Just to make it clear so people sending DMCA takedown notices understand:

So what should you as a content owner do? Contact the indexing site where the torrent download originated from and ask them nicely to remove the listing and the .torrent file!

You mentioned donations, how can I help?

If you want to help with money to pay for bandwidth and servers, if you have programming skills, linux tcp stack optimizations skills or anything you think we may require to make this project go forward, contact us at

BitCoin: 12t6aG7Y6ZKXFeViM6zaN5fyC5vYTmUFvv

Something's broken, the tracker doesn't work, what should I do?

First off wait 6 hours, if it's something big we will already have it fixed by then, if we haven't send an email to , and report what IP you are trying to connect from, if you can ping the server, and if you know what a traceroute is, include one in the mail.