The World’s Oldest Active Torrent Turns 18 Soon – TorrentFreak

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The world's oldest lively torrent file turns 18 years outdated this month and it is nonetheless being seeded by dozens of individuals. "The Fanimatrix" torrent was printed in 2003 when BitTorrent was nonetheless a comparatively new protocol. On the time, the torrent's creator noticed it as the one inexpensive choice to share the Matrix fan movie with the world.

BitTorrent is a superb distribution mechanism however, for a file to stay on, no less than one particular person has to maintain sharing it.

Which means that most torrents finally die after the general public loses curiosity. Nonetheless, some torrents appear to stay on without end.
The Fanimatrix
The oldest surviving torrent we will establish is a replica of the Matrix fan movie “Fanimatrix.” The torrent was created in September 2003, which suggests that it'll flip 18 this month. A exceptional achievement. 

The movie was shot by a gaggle of New Zealand associates. With a restricted funds of simply $800, almost half of which was spent on a leather-based jacket, they managed to finish the challenge in 9 days.

Whereas taking pictures the movie was doable with these monetary constraints, sharing it with the world was a much bigger problem. On the time there have been no free video-sharing companies and YouTube had but to be invented. 
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Internet hosting the movie on a personal server wasn’t an possibility both.

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