[bittorrent] Bug in BitTorrent 4.20.4.

Alan McGovern alan.mcgovern at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 06:41:57 EDT 2006


I've tried emailing off the www.bittorrent.com site, but i got no reply.
Basically, the BitTorrent client will choke on parsing perfect .torrent
files unless the elements  (creaion date, created by, comment etc) in the
.torrent are inserted in a specific order. There is a needless dependance on
the order of the BEncoded elements when it comes to decoding a .torrent

To test, just create a .torrent file with the order of the 'created by' and
'creation date' elements reversed, that's enough to cause loading to fail.

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