[bittorrent] BT protocol Q

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Fri Apr 29 19:38:30 EDT 2005


On Fri, 2005-04-29 at 20:27 +0200, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> On 4/29/05, Simon Spero <ses at unc.edu> wrote:
> > On Apr 29, 2005, at 1:49 PM, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
> > 
> > > A request is for a chunk (16/32 kb), not a piece.
> > 
> > Yes, but there are  *really* nasty problems with requesting chunks
> > that are not the same size as  pieces.
> 
> Maybe you should tell *all* client developers about those nasty problems then.

I think everyone knows this is the biggest problem with BT. As you cant
verify the stuff you get until you get a piece the whole thing is really
nasty.

The spec specifically says that chunks cannot be the same size as pieces
as well.

j





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