[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.
> Jarret Raim
> Lehigh University
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