[BitTorrent] Re: bt2 protocol features

John Hoffman theshadow at shambala.net
Wed Jun 9 02:13:06 EDT 2004


>Personally I think the idea of retrieving blocks by their hash codes
>is quite beautiful (I was throwing this idea around in here a month or
>two ago, but my vast ignorance of things IP cost it all credibility).
>  
>

I'd have to disagree; the overhead in requesting by offset would be 4 
bytes (2^32*16384 = 64 terabyte max torrent size), while requesting by 
hash would be 20 bytes.



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