[bittorrent] DHT: 'vote' RPC-Messages from uTorrent (?)

Adrian Ulrich torrent at blinkenlights.ch
Sun Jan 16 05:21:02 EST 2011


Does someone know what the 'vote' RPC-Calls are supposed to do?

The decoded messages look like this:

  'y' => 'q',
  'q' => 'vote',
  'v' => 'UT^8',
  't' => $transaction_id,
  'a' => {
              'target' => $some_sha1_hash,
              'vote'   => '0',
              'id'     => $peers_dht_id,
              'token'  => $token,

 - The value of $some_sha1_hash doesn't seem to be the info_hash of an existing torrent
   (searching for it in the DHT lead to no results)
 - The value of vote seems to be 0 or 1
 - The value of 'v' would suggest that this messages are sent from uTorrent peers


 RFC 1925:
   (11) Every old idea will be proposed again with a different name and
        a different presentation, regardless of whether it works.

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