[BitTorrent] Back to Merkle Hash Trees...

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Sat Feb 5 07:31:13 EST 2005


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> > Bed segment propogation is already a small problem as parts may be
> > downloaded and uploaded before verification. By using a Merkle tree you are
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> What/who is uploading unverified chunks/pieces?

If the cost of verifying is high, and you rarely expect it to fail, there
might be a temptation to pass out pieces before you have verfified them,
and queue them up for checking later.

However BT1 protocol doesnt actually allow that (would require an unhave
message).

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