[BitTorrent] protocol violation "key flag"?

Bram Cohen bram at bitconjurer.org
Sat Sep 25 16:39:59 EDT 2004


Benson C. wrote:

> I'm only a casual user of BT so I don't know much about this yet.  I
> haven't been able to find much information about the "key flag", but
> my sister reports that Azureus and other bittorrent clients seem to
> support this so called "extension" to the protocol which I'd consider
> a violation.  There are some trackers which require this of the client
> and are denying connects by the official bittorrent 3.4.2 client, and
> the tracker says "get newer version of client".  I tried blindly
> installing the cvs version for my sister (her box is 1500 miles away)
> but she reports it still doesn't work and the tracker rejects her
> client.

Erm, that would be very broken. If anyone knows what's up with this,
please let me know.

-Bram



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