Not sure if this is the right site to ask this, but here it goes:
Let's say I'd like to share a couple of private files with a few friends. The size of these are quite large, so I've figured the best route to distribute these is via torrent.
So, on my home PC I create a torrent and start seeding and announce to a public tracker like openbittorrent and publicbt.
Now, both of those are public trackers, but they don't seem to have anyway of searching through what is actually being tracked.
If I'm only passing around the torrent file to a few friends, whats the chances that someone else will 'randomly' come across the torrent via the public tracker and start leeching?
Edit: Better question: Are those two public trackers above actually searchable? If so, how?
Edit#2: According to this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_BitTorrent_sites Those two sites do not offer any kind of searchable index for the torrents they track. I tried doing some googling on if it was possible to get a list of torrents being tracked by those sites, but I couldn't find anything.
Edit#3: Looks like both sites provide a 'scrape' file, but I'm unable to see if this could be used to get a list of torrents that are currently being tracked. Anyone know if you can use a scrape file to do this?