[bittorrent] BT protocol Q

Simon Spero ses at unc.edu
Fri Apr 29 11:48:27 EDT 2005

On Apr 29, 2005, at 9:56 AM, Justin Cormack wrote:

>> 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.

What happens when a peer  begins a sub-block transfer which takes so  
long to finish that any outstanding requests of its own it complete  
before the transfer has finished?

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