[BitTorrent] Re: bencoding 0:

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sun Nov 21 05:24:25 EST 2004


> 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.
> 
> /Martin Nilsson



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