[BitTorrent] Re: bencoding 0:

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Fri Nov 19 13:46:44 EST 2004


> Wow, that message was so long it was flagged as spam by my ISP.
> 
> torrent meta-data files, as a general rule, will not compress as they 
> are composed almost entirely of hashes.  Hashes, by their design, are 
> VERY random, and thus don't compress.

You should try to compress one of those torrents with 1000 files inside.


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