[BitTorrent] Tracker scrape extension proposal

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Mon Jan 17 04:51:38 EST 2005

Roger Pate wrote:
> 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
>>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.

You mean CPU? RAM?
True, but IMO the most costly/valuable resource is network bandwidth.

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

They don't.

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