[BitTorrent] Tracker scrape extension proposal

Nick Johnson arachnid at notdot.net
Wed Jan 12 20:04:52 EST 2005

On 13/01/2005, at 1:07 PM, Harold Feit - Depthstrike.com Administrator 
> If you're scraping for 100 torrents, you may be better off just
> getting the full scrape anyway. As wrong as the behavior appears for
> multiple info_hash values, the way that it is handled is fairly
> consistent across different archtypes of trackers (although is more
> dependent on the archtypes of programming styles). Additional
> trackers will be supporting this in the near future.
This isn't such a good idea when the tracker has literally thousands of 
torrents, though. I'd really like to see an extension that has at least 
semi-official support, and for which the fallback behaviour when not 
supported is all torrents, rather than a single one. If you request 
multiple hashes, it makes no sense for a client not supporting the 
feature to return only a single one of them. :/

-Nick Johnson

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