[BitTorrent] BT2 & hash trees

Gregorio Roper gregorio at gmx.li
Wed Aug 11 03:19:15 EDT 2004



Elliott Mitchell wrote:

>>The assumption that the same files can not be finded in the filesharing 
>>network is false.
>>Actually, when a torrent die and Shareaza users have incomplete 
>>torrents, thay are able to (Manually - sic.) search for the single files 
>>over the networks Shareaza connect.
>>But they need to search using keywords and looking for the right 
>>filesize, hoping to find the right copy of the files.
> 
> 
> _I_'m assuming something? Seems like you're almost agreeing that it is a
> non-trivial exercise to find the same file on Shareaza...
He said that having different hashes makes it harder to find the file. Finding a 
file by hash is a trivial exercise.

> Well, you've noted one way that qualifies, recording alternative hashes
> in the .torrent files. This doesn't harm BT, while hopefully providing
> you all the help you need.
That's not an ideal solution b/c it's not quite as secure.

mfg
gregorio


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