[bittorrent] Protocol Deviation in Mainline

Ludvig Strigeus strigeus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 04:03:50 EST 2006


It gives me the benefit that my requests will reach the recipient
faster. Thus less request latency = higher download speed.

What's the big deal in using 16k requests anyway? We're just talking
about like 30 bytes of overhead for 2 16k reqs instead of 1 32k req.

/Ludvig

On 3/2/06, Elliott Mitchell <ehem at m5p.com> wrote:
> From: Ludvig Strigeus <strigeus at gmail.com>
> > Yeah that's right, I forgot about that.
> >
> > I saw no reason to support 32k when the de-facto standard mainline didn't do so.
> >
> > On 3/2/06, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > But you did *more*. You also started refusing requests for 32 kb.
>
> But that doesn't gain you much, if anything, and breaks older clients.
> Making *your* requests 16KB is fine, but why deliberately break everyone
> else?
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