Standards (was [BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...)

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Mon Feb 7 17:35:54 EST 2005

Brian Dessent wrote:
> Justin Cormack wrote:
>>3. Parts of the protocol are not ipv6 compliant (note to implementors: just
>>say no to compact=1). This is not acceptable in an RFC.
> The tracker admins that save heaps and heaps of bandwidth from that
> extension disagree with you there.  The fact is it's not a very well
> thought out extension that has no means of coping with ipv6, but ipv6

Wouldn't adding something like peers6 'fix' this?

> support is nowhere in the current BT protocol so it doesn't matter.  The
> bandwidth savings however are significant, and there are lots of
> trackers that won't talk to a client that doesn't support "compact"
> because of this.

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