[BitTorrent] suggestion for bitorrent: auto updates of DLs

Brian Dessent brian at dessent.net
Tue Dec 14 22:40:46 EST 2004


Brian Dessent wrote:

> individual files.  Thus if you add a new file to a multifile torrent it
> might as well be the same as having one large file and inserting data in
> the middle, changing its length.  The hash boundaries would change and
> no longer line up, and so you'd end up redownloading the whole entire
> thing even if there was only one new file added.  This kind of sucks,
> and I think it will be addressed in "v2" when files will be treated
> individually, and not taken as one large monolithic chunk of data (for
> the purposes of hashing.)

Sorry, that was wrong... the hashes would change, yes, but if you had
the files on the drive it would be able to figure it out anyway... duh.

Brian


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