[bittorrent] super-seeding and HAVE messages

Petter Nilsen pettern at opera.com
Fri Apr 28 09:04:17 EDT 2006

On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:53:52 +0200, Arvid Norberg <arvid at cs.umu.se> wrote:

> No, it doesn't.

Yes and no, see below.

> peer A is the super-seed.

A sends HAVE 1 to B
B downloads the piece
A sends HAVE to B (redundantly)

With only a single super-seeder and a single peer, A should not require a  
HAVE from B.
If there were more than a single peer, it would probably not be a problem  
to optimize HAVE messages.

Petter Nilsen, Software Engineer, Opera Software
Phone no: +4791684569 / mailto:pettern at opera.com

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