[bittorrent] Use of reserved bits in bt handshake

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Thu Jul 21 10:36:00 EDT 2005


On 21 Jul 2005, at 15:28, Bill Cox wrote:

> I think default behavior is not to do anything different, if you don't
> know what the bits mean.  Bram is probably using the bit to indicate
> trackerless support, or something like that.
>

Oh so you think I shouldnt fail if I dont support them, just send  
back all zeros and it is the responsibility on the other side to  
decide what to do. I guess that works. The spec omits to mention such  
details...


> The problem I always had with these bits is that there's no forum for
> negotiating what they mean in any standard way.  I simply posted  
> that I
> was using the last bit, and no one complained or replied.
>

Well Bram seems to have chosen that bit too, you had better pick  
another...

j





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