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Re: (FWD) Tor, Socks bind, and BitTorrent

On Sep 29, 2004, at 3:26 PM, Roger Dingledine wrote:
How do clients interact with the Tracker in BT -- do they connect once
and keep talking periodically, or do they connect every so often, talk
a bit, and disconnect?
Since the tracker protocol is just HTTP, it's the latter.

b) Each user runs behind a hidden service.
This isn't strictly necessary, since BT peers don't *have* to accept incoming connections at all. A peer that only makes outgoing connections can still participate in the BT swarm, and that model should work with Tor easily.

This leaves the problem that the peers who *do* listen for connections are exposed.

Wes Felter - wesley@felter.org - http://felter.org/wesley/