BT behind NATs, getting it to work (was Re: [BitTorrent] Re: How BitTorrent deals with people behind NAT?)

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Tue Mar 15 19:16:31 EST 2005

Joseph Ashwood wrote:
> It would take a critical mass of clients in order to make this substantially 
> useful, but it does have greedy uses. By establishing these routing blocks a 
> peer is more likely to be able to accept incoming connections. Unfortunately 
> this is massively incomplete and will require someone with a more intimate 
> knowledge of UDP and NAT than I have any desire for.
> Any thoughts?

Wouldn't this also require the entire BT protocol to be written on top 
of UDP?

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