[BitTorrent] HELP! "bad bencoded data" with new generated torrent

David Smith smith458 at msu.edu
Wed Mar 9 20:41:10 EST 2005


Hey Elliott,

 

            Thanks for your response! 

 

> There are two spots that claim BT uses UTF-8, one of the linked to
> locations does not exist (http://www.bittorrent.com/download.html), while
> the other (http://www.bittorrent.com/protocol.html) says nothing of the
> sort. I am therefore highly skeptical of the reliability of the original
> author.

> The person responding as "Bram" (who may or may not be Bram Cohen) isn't
> saying UTF-8 either, merely that at the lowest layers they're binary
> strings.

> > David Smith
> > Michigan State University
> > Student Ambassador for Microsoft

> My condolences on that position.

 

            The point of my email was that the .torrent file is NOT UTF-8,
and that the developer may have THOUGHT it is supposed to be UTF-8.

            Thanks for letting me clarify.

David Smith
Michigan State University
 <mailto:smith458 at msu.edu> smith458 at msu.edu





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