BT behind NATs, getting it to work (was Re: [BitTorrent] Re: How BitTorrent deals with people behind NAT?)
ashwood at msn.com
Wed Mar 16 19:26:46 EST 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Olaf van der Spek" <OvdSpek at LIACS.NL>
Subject: Re: BT behind NATs, getting it to work (was Re: [BitTorrent] Re:
How BitTorrent deals with people behind NAT?)
> Joseph Ashwood wrote:
>> It would take a critical mass of clients in order to make this
>> useful, but it does have greedy uses. By establishing these routing
>> blocks a
>> peer is more likely to be able to accept incoming connections.
>> this is massively incomplete and will require someone with a more
>> 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?
In short, yes, at least the NATd connections. The cost would be generating a
TCP work-alike, the benefit that NATs are less of an issue.
Technologically I think it's feasible, as far as development of such a
protocol, I'd probably step out of any part that wasn't security oriented.
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