Transmission, my favorite Bittorrent client on my old and slow Mac Mini, just got even better: The cross-plattform (OS X and Linux) torrent client supports DHT support for public torrents starting with version 1.70 that got released last Friday. The Transmission team followed up that release with version 1.71, which includes a few bug fixes.

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Transmission is a little bit like the uTorrent client OS X never had - very lean and resource-friendly, and it also has a great Web UI that can even be used on mobile devices.

And just as a quick explanation for the everyone new to Bittorrent: DHT stands for Distributed Hash Table, which essentially means that Transmission uses a P2P network to facilitate file transfers in case a tracker server becomes unresponsive.

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