[bittorrent] BT protocol Q

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Fri Apr 29 07:27:44 EDT 2005


On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 13:07 +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On 4/28/05, Justin Cormack <justin at street-vision.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Does anyone know if all BT clients that allow multiple downloads from
> > the same session use different peer ids for each download? The
> > implication in the BT spec is that they should, but like many things it
> > is a bit vague. It just makes a difference to whether you need a hash
> > table of peers to each torrent or a single global one.
> 
> Isn't the only safe way to not assume anything about peer IDs?

Why do you say that?

They are going to have to be unique as you need to identify peers you
are already connected to (otherwise you tend to end up with a pair of
connections to each peer, one initiated from each end).

j





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