[BitTorrent] Re: Request for protocol extension: get_info/info messages

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sat Jan 15 04:27:40 EST 2005

Elliott Mitchell wrote:
> Thing is "You can't trust other parties" applies to your scheme too. I
> can poison your cache by asking for a torrent, then giving you bogus info
> hash data. I can also generate thousands of garbage header sets, compute
> appropriate info hashes for these and overwhelm you with garbage
> torrents. I can even generate a header set so huge you don't have enough
> disk space for just the header set. Either you're going to run out of
> disk space, or you're going to start discarding valid torrents.

Doesn't that depend on your replace policy?

> A client will be forced to look for both AAAA, A6, and A records for your

What's A6?

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