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Peer-to-peer distribution of web content using WebRTC within a web browser
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this project was to investigate if it is possible to host websites using the BitTorrent protocol, a protocol for distribution of data on the web. This was done using several Node.js modules, small clusters of code written in JavaScript, such as Browserify and a modified version of WebTorrent. In these modules, technologies like websockets and WebRTC are implemented. The project resulted in a working WebTorrent module, implemented on the website However, the module still needs optimization concerning the time it takes to set up a WebRTC peer connection. With these modifications, we believe that hosting websites via peer-to-peer network will be the future of the web.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 28 p.
TVE, 15 036
Keyword [en]
Torrent, WebTorrent,, BitTorrent, p2p, peer-to-peer, JavaScript, Precisit, WebRTC, website hosting, websocket, Node.js, peer connection
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Other Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-254725OAI: diva2:819420
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Master Programme in Engineering Physics
Available from: 2015-08-14 Created: 2015-06-10 Last updated: 2015-08-14Bibliographically approved

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