[BitTorrent] Can a tracker actively tell clients to stop downloading?

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Wed Jan 5 18:14:47 EST 2005


Jarret R wrote:
 > Can a tracker actively tell clients to stop downloading?

Nope. Not with the standard protocol.

> I am working on integrating BitTorrent and Yum and it would be lovely if 
> when a package is upgraded the tracker could tell all current peers / 
> seeds that this swarm is no longer useful. Even better would be to point 
> then to the new torrent. I could just stop tracking the hash, but I'm 
> looking for something a little more elegant. Preferably that doesn't 
> cause errors in the client.
> 
> We are currently using the bttrack.py tracker, but could be persuaded to 
> use something else if need be.
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> Thanks!
> Jarret Raim
> Lehigh University
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