[bittorrent] BT protocol Q

Simon Spero ses at unc.edu
Fri Apr 29 09:39:36 EDT 2005

On Apr 29, 2005, at 7:27 AM, Justin Cormack wrote:

> 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).

Separate connections for data transfer in each direction are a good  
thing, even if both are initiated by the same host. In a wonderful  
bit of irony, the bit-torrent protocol punishes hosts that upload  
data over connections they're downloading from...

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