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

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Mon May 31 06:46:10 EDT 2004


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> From: "Mirar" <mirar-yg at mirar.org>
> To: <BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 11:23 AM
> Subject: [BitTorrent] been gone - what's up with this tracker?
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> > I've been gone from the bittorrent devscene for a while, since I wrote
> > my client this autumn...
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> > A certain tracker answers with this, instead of something my bencoding
> > decoder can grok.
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> > 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 .@
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> > 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?
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> That's gzip content encoding.

I cant see in the http spec any way to stop a server sending you this (I
suppose someone has actually gzipped the files on the server. Cant save much
space though - about 100 bytes in 170k on a quick test... shasums dont
compress).

> > Also, which new extensions from the last half-year is important that I
> > implement? :)
> 
> The HTTP compact tracker protocol.

Is there a descriptions of this somewhere? I cant find it in the mail
archive or via google (just announcements that it has been implemented).

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