[BitTorrent] Really random?

Arvid Norberg c99ang at cs.umu.se
Wed Jul 14 15:03:46 EDT 2004


rv8ch wrote:
> I'm downloading a rather large file, about 3GB,
> and I don't really see how it could be downloading
> "random" chunks when the file seems to be growing
> sequentially.  Could it be that when I started
> the download, I didn't have enough disk space to
> create the entire file, and then it defaults to
> sequential download?  I've since freed up enough
> space for the download.  I'm on windoze 2k.

It is downloading random chunks. It's just that it puts those random 
chunks sequentially in the file and rearranges them during the download. 
And when the download is finished, they are sorted correctly.

--
Arvid Norberg



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