Closed Bug 320251 Opened 14 years ago Closed 4 years ago

Support HTTP/FTP Seeding for BitTorrent

Categories

(Core :: Networking, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set

Tracking

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RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: ian, Unassigned)

References

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-UK; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-UK; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

If we are going to implement support for the bittorrent protocol, we might want to consider supporting the proposed extension for bittorrent by the makers of GetRight (this has already been implemented in GetRight 6.0 beta 4).

Full specification available here:
http://www.getright.com/seedtorrent.html

As a quick summary of what it's about, essentially it lets you add a list of http/ftp URLs to the torrent. The bittorrent software then combines the parts of the file from the extra source(s) into a single file, and also uploads bits from the file to the rest of the swarm.

It's probably going to be quite some time before this is implemented, so the proposal might well be adopted by other bittorrent clients as well in the meantime.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Depends on: BitTorrent
Azureus 2.4.0.0 now supports this, so it looks as if this standard is getting off the ground, and so really might be worth supporting :)
As further implementation details, Azureus release notes state: "Webseeds will only be used when a download's availability is less than 1.0." Although we might of course not want to implement it like that.
Assignee: darin → nobody
QA Contact: benc → networking
We should also support UDP
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
addons
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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