BitTorrent P2P multi-platform search engine for Desktop and Web servers with integrated torrent client.

Rats on The Boat - BitTorrent search engine

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BitTorrent search program for desktop and web. Collect and navigate over base of torrents statistic, categories, and give easy access to it. Work over p2p network and support Windows, Linux, Mac OS platforms.


  • Works over p2p torrent network, doesn't require any trackers
  • Supports own p2p protocol for additional data transfer (like search between rats clients, descriptions/votes transfer, etc.)
  • Search over torrent collection
  • Torrent and files search
  • Search filters (size ranges, files, seeders etc...)
  • Collection filters (regex filters, adult filters)
  • Trackers peers scan supported
  • Integrated torrent client
  • Collect only statistic information and don't save any torrents internal data
  • Supports torrents rating (voting)
  • P2P Search protocol. Search in other Rats clients.
  • Web version (web interface) for servers
  • Top list (mostly common and popular torrents)
  • Feed list (Rats clients activity feed)
  • Translations: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese
  • Drag and drop torrents (expand local search database with specific torrents)
  • Descriptions association from trackers


Basic Architecture


We are welcome any contributing: bug fixes, improvements, code refactoring and other stuffs.

Translation guide

Usage Manuals

Server version install

Clone repository, then make sure that you have Node.js and NPM (with Node.js) installed in your system, then:

npm install

Then compile web version:

npm run buildweb

Finally start server application:

npm run server

Now you can get access to web interface on 8095 port: http://localhost:8095

More about configuration

More about server compatibility


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