[bittorrent] What is the difference between Peer Exchange and DHT ?

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 19:15:03 EDT 2006


On 4/25/06, Brian Dessent <brian at dessent.net> wrote:
> DHT is completely standalone and more general purpose, it allows for
> looking up peers based on info hash and requires no interaction with the
> tracker at all.  So if all you have is the info hash (and presumably the
> actual data in the 'info' key, otherwise how would you know the
> filenames and sizes?) you can query the DHT for peers based only on

Via IEX. :)
Just kidding, but the info key could be exchanged too so that only the
info_hash is needed to start.


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