[BitTorrent] Re: bencoding 0:

Martin Nilsson yahoo at mani.user.lysator.liu.se
Sun Nov 21 09:21:58 EST 2004


Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>>Elliott Mitchell wrote:
>>
>>>Could be worthwhile to specify that torrent files may be optionally
>>>compressed using the libz style compression. Though this isn't a large
>>>gain.
>>>
>>
>>I think that we can agree that torrent files need not be compressed for 
>>storage, only for transfer. HTTP already supports libz compression.
> 
> 
> It's called gzip compression, not libz compression.
> And HTTP isn't the only storage mechanism.
> 

I wouldn't describe HTTP as a storage mechanism at all.

/Martin Nilsson


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