[BitTorrent] Re: bt2 protocol features

pg94au yahoo_alias at blinkenlights.org
Thu Jun 10 11:21:40 EDT 2004

--- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, Elliott Mitchell <ehem at m...> wrote:
> This adds to anonimity by allowing for lack of a better term, better
> "zombie" clients that simply obey instructions to get such pieces
> such and such a tracker. This could be used by a group of peers
with a
> high-bandwidth secondary connection (such as 802.11, or
sneakernet), and
> allowing the clients to get files much more quickly while the
> clients can have full deniability (without knowledge of how to
> pieces, they cannot know what they're getting).

Unless you're talking about setting up a zombie that just finds random
pieces and reshares them (ie. no instructions on which specific pieces
to get are given to it), then you can't deny anything.  Those watching
you will find out what piece X is a part of, the same way you did
before you requested it.

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