[BitTorrent] XML Torrents?
Olaf van der Spek
OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Sat Mar 12 05:47:11 EST 2005
Kenneth Porter wrote:
> --On Friday, March 11, 2005 8:29 PM +0000 Konstantin 'Kosta' Welke
> <kosta at fillibach.de> wrote:
>>Also, the torrents are already too big, they should be an url like http
>>or ed2k do it. That why there are efforts to eminate them in bt2.
> Looking at the spec <http://www.bittorrent.com/protocol.html>, I see a
> filename (or list of filename/length pairs), tracker URL, and a set of
> fragment checksums. Most of the size would be the checksums. How do you
> propose shrinking this to fit in a URL? I suppose you could designate
> trusted peers (eg. initial seeds) to host the checksums.
You don't need to trust them.
The info_hash 'guards' the info key, so to start a torrent, you only
need info_hash and tracker. And that fits nicely in a URL.
The info key can them be requested from other peers.
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