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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.
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.
b) Each user runs behind a hidden service.
This leaves the problem that the peers who *do* listen for connections
Wes Felter - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://felter.org/wesley/