[bittorrent] Bittorrent peer_id ASCII and Unicode?

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 13:00:40 EST 2006


On 3/13/06, Thad Ward <coderjoe at grnet.com> wrote:
> > I think the common assumption is that it's restricted to bytes (0 - 0xff).
>
> I wouldn't say that is much of a restriction, as everything in a
> computer is stored as bytes, including unicode characters. :P

Only if the other requirement is that of a 20 byte value. If it's a 20
character value then the 0 - 0xff restriction is a real restriction.


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