FC2 bittorrent servers: send MD5SUM first
whooperhsd3 at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 13 00:42:18 UTC 2004
John Reiser said:
> William Hooper wrote:
>> John Reiser said:
>>>All of this depends on the bittorrent clients+servers transfering a
>>>directory file-by-file, instead of as random pieces from all the files.
>> But this isn't how Bittorrent works. It does random pieces so that
>> everyone won't be after the same piece at the same time ... [snip]
> Using bittorrent-3.3-0.fdr.2.fc1 as client for FC2 test 1 from
> I observe that FC2-test1-i386-disc1.iso is the only file which
> receives data for the first 4 hours, [snip]
So the observed behavior
> definitely is _not_ random across all files in the directory.
Maybe behavior has changed in the new version, but I believe you will find
that you may not have a complete disc1 when it goes to disc 2.
> In such circumstances, it would be handy to have useful partial
> results, such as -disk1 complete and checkable via MD5SUM.
One could always get the MD5SUM from the web page...
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