[bittorrent] Intersecting Torrent data ???
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon May 9 17:17:24 EDT 2005
(Please note, I'm not an expert on BitTorrent, so some of this may show my
ignorance. Feel free to correct me.)
Are there any "standard" techniques being used when you want the user to
download a sequence of files via BitTorrent??? Let me illustrate what I am
asking with an example....
For example, let's say I wanted someone to download:
(And I wanted them to "download" them in that order. Because maybe they were
"playing" them in that order.)
It's my understanding that I could combine these into one torrent and have
them "download" from:
However, let's say we also have:
and this torrent gives:
Then, we can see that "us.torrent" and "ca.torrent" both "give" the files:
(Although within each torrent, the "blocks" that the files are divided up
into, for "download", would likely be different.)
And we also see that "us.torrent" only gives:
And only "ca.torrent" gives:
With the way things currently are, there is a lost chance for "swarming", in
that "us.torrent" and "ca.torrent" both have people "downloading" "a.ogg", "
c.ogg", and "e.ogg", however, they are NOT pooling their clients together.
One solution to this might be to say, don't use one torrent file. And have
However, you'd then need a method, outside the BitTorrent protocol, that
would communicate this list. Also, if the files are very small, then, if I
understand things correctly, it would actually have an adverse affect on
So, what are people currently doing in situations like this? Are there any
techniques for situations like this?
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
charles @ reptile.ca
supercanadian @ gmail.com <http://gmail.com>
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