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

Freddie freddie at madcowdisease.org
Mon May 31 05:31:09 EDT 2004


Mirar wrote:
 > I've been gone from the bittorrent devscene for a while, since I wrote
 > my client this autumn...
 >
 > A certain tracker answers with this, instead of something my bencoding
 > decoder can grok.
 >
 > 1f 8b 08 00  00 00 00 00  00 03 75 57  6b 88 54 65  .... .... ..uW k.Te
 > 18 56 09 8b  d0 32 d8 28  08 43 32 24  75 cf c7 77  .V.. Ð2Ø( .C2$ uÏÇw
 > 3f df 39 19  3a 3b b3 b7  71 2f b3 97  76 77 96 50  ?ß9. :;³· q/³. vw.P
 > 67 ce 9c d9  99 dd d9 9d  eb 5e 66 b7  22 b0 a0 d0  gÎ.Ù .ÝÙ. ë^f· "° Ð
 > 0a 24 0c c1  95 c8 f0 87  54 d0 95 c0  8c 40        .$.Á .Èð. TÐ.À .@
 >
 > What is it? Or is the tracker just *wrong*? After connecting to the
 > tracker, I start to get incoming connections, so it can't be *that* 
wrong.
 > Is it a zipped answer or something?

That's a gzipped answer. Quite simple to handle in Python, not sure
about other languages.

 > Also, which new extensions from the last half-year is important that I
 > implement? :)
 >
 > /Mirar



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