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

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Fri Jan 7 11:02:44 EST 2005

Bill Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 04:25 +0000, jason_b_alonso wrote:
> How about adding a key would be added to the .torrent files, called
> signature.  It's value would be a PGP signature of the info_hash value
> by the trusted data vendor.  Clients would be responsible for verifying
> the signature.  This would provide a high level of trust that the
> torrent the tracker is pointing us to is indeed valid data.

Isn't it much better/easier for the tracker to just say 'expired' and 
for the regular mechanism to get the .torrent to be used for the new 

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