[BitTorrent] Bit Torrent Spec

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Fri Mar 4 13:35:51 EST 2005


thayerdhan wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I have been reading the BitTorrent spec I have a couple of questions:
> 
> 1. Does a client choke all peers in which it is not interested, i.e.,
> the only way to get a piece is by EXCHANGE (both client and selected
> peer have pieces of interest to each other)?

No.
> 
> 2. If the above is true, the only way to get a piece upon joining the
> system would be from a seed, since none of the other peers would be
> interested in you, is this what happens?
> 
> The above would be correct from a game theoretic (selfish) point of view.
> 
> Sorry if the question seems very basic, but I cannot find a definite
> answer to this in the "Incentive Build Robustness in Bit Torrent" or
> the protocol spec.
> 
> Thanks,
> Ineme
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