[BitTorrent] Re: bt2 protocol features

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sun Jul 18 15:22:27 EDT 2004


Stephen Thomas wrote:
>>it's 750kB, and for the 100MB file it's 125kB.
> 
> 
> Given that the "real" downloading of which you speak generally happens
> in a random order, meaning you can't make much use of the downloaded
> file until almost all of it has arrived anyway, why is it useful to
> make a conceptual distinction between downloaded hash data and
> downloaded file data?  You have to download the whole lot regardless;
> why not pick the scheme that minimizes the total amount?

All at once or part of the path to the root both result in the same 
amount/size.



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