[BitTorrent] Re: bencoding 0:

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sun Nov 21 13:49:50 EST 2004


Martin Nilsson wrote:

> 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.

No, me neither. I'm afraid I meant transport mechanism.


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