[BitTorrent] Re: receive piece twice

sandboy8 sandboy8 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 22 03:53:59 EDT 2004

--- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, John Prevost <j.prevost at g...> 
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 07:05:13 -0000, sandboy8 <sandboy8 at y...> wrote:
> > at some case, when i send request for file piece, it seems the 
> > send the same piece for twice. i don't know how it happen, if the
> > protocol is that? i think it will cost some ext bandwidth.
> When your client is nearing completion (which is defined rather
> nebulously), it may enter "end-game mode", in which it requests all
> the remaining pieces from all peers that are talking to it at 
> This is meant to speed up the process of finishing the last few 
> of a file--and not everyone is convinced that it's a good idea. 
> Regardless, once your client receives a piece, it cancels the 
> for that piece to the other peers.  But, if another peer has 
> started sending, you'll get a duplicate copy.
> Another case (and I'm less sure of this one) where you might get
> duplicates is if you make a request to a peer and then later snub 
> peer because it doesn't seem to be sending data.  Your client will
> probably then request the pieces that had been requested from the
> snubbed peer from different peers.  In the meanwhile, it could be 
> the peer you snubbed is just glacially slow, and finally gets 
> to sending your data.  I'm less sure of this because I'm not sure 
> snubbing and cancelling requests are handled together in most 
> John.
thanks for your reply!

it is the same peer which i receive twice pieces. if i send multi-
request will cause this question? i think it is no question before.

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