[BitTorrent] Tracker scrape extension proposal

Roger Pate roger at qxxy.com
Sun Jan 16 19:17:02 EST 2005

On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 00:19:42 +0100, Olaf van der Spek <OvdSpek at LIACS.NL> wrote:

>> from the tracker, individual requests aren't particularaly efficient,
>> but nor is fetching everything. I'd still rather fetch everything than
>> hit the tracker with 100 HTTP requests, though. This is why I think it'd
> Why?
> 100 single-torrent requests consume far less than 3 mb.

Each HTTP request consumes server resources, even if the data transferred is small. One hundred requests is significant.

How trackers support keep-alive? That would help, but not eliminate, this problem.

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