[bittorrent] BT protocol Q

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Fri Apr 29 09:56:50 EDT 2005


On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 09:39 -0400, Simon Spero wrote:
> 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...

How does it? The protocol is pretty symmetric.





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