[bittorrent] Changing Allowed Fast meaning ?
tiennou7 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 09:35:07 EDT 2007
As I'm proof-reading my code on Fast Peers, questions rose in my mind
(again ;-)) regarding the Fast Peers Extension and its ALLOW-FAST
The spec says that the message contains an index corresponding to an
allowed fast piece.
The allowed fast set generation algorithm "produces piece indices
unique to the message receiver".
I'm now wondering that for any peer I connect to, I already know
everything needed to generate its allowed set (and even mine when I
started the torrent), I only lack one thing, the number of fast
allowed pieces (k in the spec)...
This mean the ALLOW-FAST message could be changed to include the
allowed set size of the peer instead of the allowed piece info, so
that a peer can calculate another peer fast allowed set.
What do you think of this ?
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