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

Bill Cox bill at
Wed Feb 9 15:46:59 EST 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-09 at 20:51 +0000, Konstantin 'Kosta' Welke wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 22:18:17 +0000 (GMT), Justin Cormack <justin at> wrote:
> > 2. Lack of a dont_have_any_more message limits many types of applications
> > eg caches that need to drop data later. I cant think of any reason not to
> > add it, even if most clients wont use it (as it is a rare message you could
> > just send a new bitmap, although that uses more bandwidth).
> btw: do any bt caches exist?
> It's not beautiful, but wouldnt a workaround for a dont_habe_anymore be to
> disconnect from the seed, delete some files and reconnect?

I do this in btslave.  It works fine.  A dont_have message would be
nice, but it's no big deal to exit and re-enter a torrent.


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