[BitTorrent] bencoding 0:

Elliott Mitchell ehem at m5p.com
Thu Nov 18 18:04:35 EST 2004


>From: skybuckflying <skybuck2000 at hotmail.com>
> I was just wondering if the following "bencoded" string is valid:
> 
> 0:
> 
> This would mean an empty string ?
> 
> Looks logical to me... just wondering though ;)

Yup. Perhaps not the most common string to deal with, but clients will
encounter it and must correctly handle it. In particular the first client
to connect to a tracker will see that as the list of peers.


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