[BitTorrent] Re: preventing unauthorized bittorrent peers?

mayor_mccheese76 mypublicaccount at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 24 16:45:29 EST 2005

I agree that guessing the infohash is unlikely.  Bittorrent peers
don't publish lists of available files like other p2p systems do.  So
the attacker would need the .torrent file.

One thing to test for is with clients that have built-in trackers. 
Trackers do publish the list of infohashes.  But do they publish every
torrent the client knows about, or just ones selected by the user? 
Even if it published everything, the attacker still wouldn't know the
filenames.  Just the raw data from the files.  Casual hackers wouldn't
bother, in my opinion.

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