[BitTorrent] been gone - what's up with this tracker?

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sat Jun 5 15:16:00 EDT 2004


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mirar" <mirar-yg at mirar.org>
To: <BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2004 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: [BitTorrent] been gone - what's up with this tracker?


> > This isn't the .torrent, this is the tracker HTTP response. And when
> > the client doesn't support compact or no_peer_id, it saves about 50%
> > of the HTTP body. Usually, the tracker won't use gzip content
> > encoding if you don't send a gzip accept encoding header, but this
> > tracker ignores that header and always uses gzip.
> 
> Actually, when I got gzip decompression going, I thought, why not add
> "Accept-encoding: gzip" to the headers I send, so that anyone can zip
> if they want?
> 
> And guess what, that particular tracker then *ceased* to send me
> gzipped data. I guess someone inverted a test somewhere... :-)

Did the tracker include a content-encoding: gzip header?


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