[bittorrent] DHT - Clarifying the spec

Alan McGovern alan.mcgovern at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 15:39:06 EST 2007

The reason why is that that's what was chosen by mainline, so in order to be
compatible with mainline we have to use kademlia. No other reason really.


On 3/3/07, Tien Tuan Anh Dinh <t.t.dinh at cs.bham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Adrian Ulrich wrote:
> >
> > Checkout the 2nd Kademlia paper:
> >  http://www.scs.stanford.edu/~dm/home/papers/maymounkov:kademlia.ps.gz
> >
> >
> Sorry if these have nothing to clarify the spec, but i was wondering:
> WHY using Kademlia for Bittorrent dht ?
> 1. This is one of the structured P2P systems with the least number of
> papers/analysis. Moreover, i haven't stumbled to any formal/detailed
> evaluation of this protocol yet.
> 2. Pastry offered the same functionality as it exposes DHT interface.
> Plus, Pastry has been studied in detail and its routing has very low
> latency: median of 1.7 compared to the optimal IP latency. I believed
> Pastry is one of the best DHT systems out there, and it is definitely
> not close-sourced. Tapestry is also good.
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