[bittorrent] about not sending have (was: about transfer rate...)

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 12:02:38 EST 2006


On 1/16/06, Richard Nyberg <rnyberg at murmeldjur.se> wrote:
> At Sun, 15 Jan 2006 16:38:07 -0800 (PST),
> Elliott Mitchell wrote:
> Since it's unnecessary too keep connections to peers that have all pieces
> when you have all pieces yourself, such connections are usually closed by
> clients. When a client that practices have message suppression has downloaded
> all pieces it must close the connections (or reconnect to) all its peers.
> Otherwise it may keep connections to other such clients that have all pieces
> but haven't announced them. Is this correct?

No. You could check the interested flag of remote peers some time
after you've completed the download. If a peer is still not
interested, you can disconnect.

I also don't think idle connections are that bad.


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