[BitTorrent] Re: Reducing dependency on trackers

woutersmeenk woutersmeenk at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 13:41:30 EDT 2004

--- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, "dropnessence" <bittorrent at n...> wrote:
> Since there isn't a secure way to authenticate the peer against the
tracker, you also run 
> into many other problems (DoS mentioned by Olaf van der Spek,
poisoning peer lists, 
> privacy, etc).

Why not let the tracker send a hash wich is tracker-torrent
independent. wich the peers have to exchange before talking to each
other. This would make sure to both peers that other had contacted the

Wouter Smeenk

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