If you didn’t know already, there is a new General/0Day tracker that’s making huge waves in the BitTorrent scene. StoreThe.Net or STN is a ratio free private torrent tracker that has recorded explosive growth in the first 10 days since launch. When we first posted about this site about three days back, it was open for signup. However the huge influx of new users forced the site to quickly go invite-only and STN’s user limit is currently capped at 1500. If you are one of those users who couldn’t get in during open signup, there is still hope. STN now has an official invites IRC channel in place.
What’s so impressive about STN is that it’s still maintaining the insanely high number of daily torrent uploads we highlighted in the previous post. During the first 10 days it’s autouploaders have spewed out no less than 5000 releases. If there were world records for private trackers, I’m sure STN would be a good contender for the ‘fastest 5000 torrent uploads’.
If you were a member of this tracker, you might have noticed the slower pre-times/download speeds on some of the torrents earlier today. There was an issue with one of STN’s seedboxes but this has now been resolved. This is what STN SysOP told us about the problem:
Apparently utorrent starts to choke around 2500 torrents or so.
We are working on switching to rtorrent for the seedboxes.
Until then, we only only keeping 5K worth of torrents live (or approx 10 days) on the seedboxes.
However the members are doing a fantastic job of seeding, so there are 6K torrents active.
And as we mentioned earlier STN’s user base skyrocketed to 1500 in a matter of 2-3 days. Had the site not gone invite only, this number would have been a lot higher by today. But there is still hope for those who missed out on the open signups. STN has set up an invites IRC channel and potential new members would be able to get invited for free (provided they pass the interview). Good news is that you’ll be in with a chance even if you are a newbie. Bad news – invites will be limited.
Invites are currently closed, however Monday sometime, we will do interviews and give out invites. Probably not many, maybe 100-200.
Will welcome n00bs as well. So for every guy that is a seasoned pro, we'll invite a n00b too.
Invites channel details are as follows:
- Server: irc.storethe.net
- Channel: #StoreThe.NET.Invites
- Direct Link: irc://irc.storethe.net/StoreThe.NET.Invites
- Help: If you are new to IRC, please read this article. You don’t have to be a power user to join an IRC chan – it’s simple.
Note that invites are not being offered right now (consider this post a heads-up). Read the channel topic before you do anything stupid such as spamming the channel or PM’ing sysops. Good Luck!
Special thanks to Yocto (STN admin) for the information provided.