[bittorrent] DHT specifications - info about leechers

Alan McGovern alan.mcgovern at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 16:03:35 EDT 2007


And why would you want to do that at the tracker level? There are many
reasons why a client could legitimately have downloaded 1 gig and uploaded
nothing, such as being the only leecher on a specific torrent which has 100
seeds.

Alan.

On 4/17/07, Adrian Ulrich <torrent at blinkenlights.ch> wrote:
>
> > no, i am talking of identifying leechers -
> http://isp.webopedia.com/TERM/L/leech.html
>
> -> A tracker can not identify leechers itself. A client can simply fake
>   his own uploaded/downloaded statistic. This is trivial to do.
>
> -> DHT does not support statistics (uploaded/downloaded are not send
>   while announcing)
>
> -> The unchoking algorithm itself will punish leechers.
>
>
> Regards,
> Adrian
>
>
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