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

Konstantin 'Kosta' Welke kosta at
Wed Feb 9 15:51:54 EST 2005

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?

Oh and do bt proxies exist? Maybe transparent ones so that there is no
need for a protocol extension :)

Having weird ideas today,

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