[BitTorrent] An alternative "super-seed" mode

Mike Ravkine krypt at mountaincable.net
Sun Jan 30 11:34:14 EST 2005


The problem here is that there's no such thing as an unhave message.  A 
piece cannot "dissapear" from the superseed's completion, at least as 
far as existing peers go.  The current algorithm, while it abuses the 
protocol (but only slightly), it works very well.

--kRYPT

Harold Feit - Depthstrike.com Administrator wrote:

> 
>The only change that I would make to the current superseed algorithm
>is to change from only telling the peer about 1 piece to telling the
>peers about all the rarest pieces equally and be willing to give them
>out (so that when a piece is given and seen, that piece disappears
>from the superseed's completion until it's rarest again).
>  
>



 
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