Tixati 1.97

Tixati is a free and easy to use BitTorrent client featuring detailed views of all seed, peer, and file transfer properties. Also included are powerful bandwidth charting and throttling capabilities, and a full DHT implementation.

Why choose Tixati?
Tixati is one of the most advanced and flexible BitTorrent clients available. And unlike many other clients, Tixati contains NO SPYWARE, NO ADS, and NO GIMMICKS.

Tixati has the following features:

  • detailed views of all aspects of the swarm, including peers, pieces, files, and trackers
  • support for magnet links, so no need to download .torrent files if a simple magnet-link is available
  • super-efficient peer choking/unchoking algorithms ensure the fastest downloads
  • peer connection encryption for added security
  • full DHT (Distributed Hash Table) implementation for trackerless torrents, including detailed message traffic graphs and customizable event logging
  • advanced bandwidth charting of overall traffic and per-transfer traffic, with separate classification of protocol and file bytes, and with separate classification of outbound traffic for trading and seeding
  • highly flexible bandwidth throttling, including trading/seeding proportion adjustment and adjustable priority for individual transfers and peers
  • bitfield graphs that show the completeness of all downloaded files, what pieces other peers have available, and the health of the overall swarm
  • customizable event logging for each download, and individual event logs for all peers within the swarm
  • expert local file management functions which allow you to move files to a different partition even while downloading is still in progress
  • 100% compatible with the BitTorrent protocol
  • Windows and Linux-GTK native versions available

Tixati version 1.97 is a maintenance release that contains many important fixes and several other minor improvements.

DHT Overhaul

  • significantly faster DHT search speed
  • vastly better protection against DoS and Clone/Flood attacks
  • new incoming transaction soft ratelimiting system, to keep overall DHT traffic low under severe network conditions
  • better cross-table high network concentration detection heuristics
  • IPv4/6 cross-protocol bootstrapping improvements, better compatibility with Teredo systems

Transfers

  • overhauled PEX (peer exchange) caching system
  • increased maximum metadata size to accommodate extremely large torrents
  • sparse file allocation is now the default method on filesystems that support it
  • loosened file last-modified time matching rules (in an attempt to stop some reported problems with NAS units)
  • eliminated a pause after clicking the Add button in some XP systems
  • failing tracker will not fallback to unannounced mode while transfer is in running mode
  • minor tracker protocol compatibility adjustments
  • no downloading while checking during initialization phase
  • fixed a crash in the preload window when Apply To All is checked and Skip Queue is selected

Channels

  • overhauled connection certificate caching system for more reliable connections
  • using alternate threading strategy for channel stream piece decoding (eliminates a Win7-only handle leak caused by a faulty 3rd party POSIX threading library)
  • stream titles show in chat via /streamtitles option
  • option to randomize selected stream playlist items
  • short duration ts/mp3 files are streamed more smoothly
  • fixed several other minor bugs with stream title passthrough to media player
  • version column in connections view
  • channel-list search IP concentration limits loosened
  • several minor protocol tweaks
  • channel search function minor fixes

Elsewhere

  • fixed problems with POSIX threading library on Win7 platforms (handle leak)
  • fixed problems with system suspend/resume on Win7 platforms
  • improved SSDP and SLRD local peer discovery port-bind error handling
  • minor UPC protocol adjustments
  • minor fixes in UPC socket diagnostic charts
  • Linux system suspend inhibition is now more reliable
  • fixed minor problems in XP systems with saving config files in too large of chunks
  • better handling of URLs containing # symbol (in RSS and other places HTTP is used)
  • updated IP-Country database

Future/Soon/Next

  • eliminate usage of file last-modified times to trigger checking (will instead keep block/file level hashes and use dynamic checking)
  • overhaul of transfer multi-file management logic
  • further investigation of some Win8 kernel panic problems (we did not observe problems on any of our Win8 systems, and are still trying to track this down)
  • replacement of the .torrent auto-load system with something more reliable than the Windows file change notification API
  • RSS auto-load / auto-start problems (this has also been difficult to recreate on our systems)
  • a report of a Scheduler freezing problem
  • overall framework upgrade to a leaner C++11 based system

Download: Tixati 1.97 32-bit | 9.6 MB (Freeware)
Download: Tixati 1.97 64-bit | 10.6 MB
Download: Portable Tixati 1.97 | 38.4 MB
Download: Tixati 1.97 for Linux | 40.4 MB
View: Tixati Website | Support

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