[bittorrent] Open letter to the BBC

Nick Johnson arachnid at notdot.net
Sun Jun 19 17:38:26 EDT 2005


This is not a BT problem, this is a generalized "people can copy  
data" problem. BT itself can be restricted in the manner I described.

-Nick Johnson

On 20/06/2005, at 9:26 AM, larytet.8708132 at bloglines.com wrote:

> ...and it will not help. Azureus client needs another Azureus  
> client. it does
> not need tracker. BT client with trackerless support inevitabley  
> leacks data.
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> --- Nick Johnson <arachnid at notdot.net wrote:
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> On 20/06/2005, at 9:08 AM,
> larytet.8708132 at bloglines.com wrote:
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>>> previous post
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> to limit access to the BT trackers - it means proprietary
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>>> BT and
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>> proprietary BT client. Because if BBC lets Azureus clients to
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>>> connect
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> to the
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>>> tracker any BT client gains access to the data.
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>> Not at
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> all. For example, the BBC could customize the .torrent files
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>> they send
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> their users to include a session ID in the tracker URL, and
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>> associate
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> that session with an IP. The tracker can then deny all
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>> requests from
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> clients with non-matching session ID, IP pairs. This
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>> would work with
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> any standard client, but still be fairly effective at
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>> restricting access.
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>> -Nick Johnson
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