[bittorrent] DHT: How to reply to get_peers when I have neither any peers nor closer nodes?
torrent at blinkenlights.ch
Thu Nov 16 12:30:57 EST 2006
> On a related note (if you don't mind), is there any recommendation on how to
> decide whether to track a torrent? Currently I do it if the info hash falls
> in my bucket range, but that means I'm tracking between 400-500 torrents
> which seems a little excessive. Is that a normal number?
Quote from 109.pdf:
To store a key,value pair, a participant locates the k closest nodes
to the key and sends them STORE RPCs.
..so i guess what you are doing is correct.
I left my DHT-node running for about 3-4 days and didn't even validate
if my peerid is within the k-closest nodes: Currently i've seen
announce messages for about 1710 different info hashes.
It may seem to be excessive but storing the information doesn't really
use much memory.
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