[BitTorrent] Would it be possible to switch to UDP and STUN?

Gregorio Roper gregorio at gmx.li
Sat Sep 25 04:24:58 EDT 2004


weezul_fenderson wrote:
> It seems to me that such a system could level out the BitTorrent swarm by allowing any 
> node to talk to any other node.  I don't think using UDP would be a major problem, but 
> one might even be able to do something like STUN with TCP too.  Thoughts?
UDP transfers are tricky to implement properly. STUN doesn't make sense for TCP. 
  Even using UDP transfers and some kind of hole-punching trick for the 
firewalls of two nodes, they can't necessarily talk directly to each other.

mfg
gregorio


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