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

Nick Johnson arachnid at
Tue Feb 8 20:35:01 EST 2005

Justin Cormack wrote:

>The other major problem is when conencting to a torrent, if most peers use
>the URL encoding it will be very hard to find a peer (ie the seed) that has
>the info data. If there are a lot of clients all at once there will be a large
>delay before anyone can do useful work.
This is no different from the problem presented when a popular torrent 
is created - one seed has all the torrent data, many peers have none. BT 
solves that one admirably, why not this one?

-Nick Johnson

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