[bittorrent] when users are behind a transparent proxy, it is possible to trace their real IP address ?

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 15:14:36 EST 2006


On 3/28/06, FYP 2005 <hkucsfyp2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >        Also, ur answer to my question is
> > >>  Only if the proxy includes it with the request.
> >        Can you explain on that?
>
> > If the proxy includes the real IP address as a header in the request
> > to the tracker.
>
> If the proxy really includes the real IP address as a header in the request
> to the tracker,
> that means the peer list will show the real IP address instead of the proxy
> address.
> am i right ?

No. It depends. The tracker will probably ignore that HTTP header and
use the IP header instead.

> If so , then we don't know which client is behind proxy.
>
>
> On 3/18/06, FYP 2005 <hkucsfyp2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > a number of BT client can be configured to use proxy.
> > However, it is possible to write a program to trace the real ip when user
> is  behind a transparent proxy ?
> >
>
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