[BitTorrent] ipv6

John Hoffman theshadow at shambala.net
Mon Jan 24 21:28:48 EST 2005

>>I cant see any real advantage in being able to run a tracker for ipv6
>>clients if you dont have ipv6 connectivity, as they can always connect
>>with ipv4 (presumably they will look much like natted hosts then, will
>>check once I have some machines up with ipv6 but no ipv4 addresses).
>IPv6 clients should be able to talk to each other with IPv6
>even if the tracker does not support it. Why should the
>tracker restrict IPv6 clients to IPv4 only because it
>doesn't support IPv6 itself?

Without the tracker's verifying the source IP, or at least checking the 
IP for an active BitTorrent client, it would be possible for an attacker 
to insert an IP into very active torrents, causing a DDoS situation.

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