[BitTorrent] Bitcomet

Wouter Smeenk woutersmeenk at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 18:14:15 EST 2005

Hello all,

I was wondering if it is known bitcomet is using the reserved bytes. I
was sniffing a torrent while downloading it using Bitcomet (and
Ethereal for sniffing) and i noticed some wierd (Ethereal didn't know
the message types) messages. For example:

0030   40 b0 5d e7 00 00 00 00 00 25 a2 00 00 00 00 00  @.]......%......
0040   00 00 1c 65 78 62 63 00 38 4c 4f 52 44 3e 96 4b  ...exbc.8LORD>.K
0050   39 3b 3f 08 95 4a 19 9b f6 c0 18 4c b9 00 00     9;?..J.....L...

This is type: 0xA2

And it seems to me it's a way of exchanging peers.

There are some other unknow types:

0xA0 (Has a list of message types)

Cant make much out of the most of them.

0xA2 can be very long or many small ones

The following reserved bytes are used:

Hex: 6578000...etc

Bin: 01100101011110000000.....etc

Hope you have some information for me.

Wouter Smeenk

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