Author Topic: .torrent files editor & ability to avoid DHT restriction in torrent file  (Read 2287 times)

r619

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Some trackers are blocking DHT function with modifying .torrent files. But sometimes nobody seeding, and then - DHT is only way to download something faster.
Also, torrent editor would be useful for publishers.
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If the torrent has DHT disabled by default it should stay that way. It means its private most of the time and DHT isn't allowed with that torrent.
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r619

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then torrent editor should display that warning about DHT.

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There are patches for clients, which enable this behaviour.

By default, a client will respect the DHT flag. If it's disabled at the torrent, no DHT.
But if you patch the client, it will ignore that flag.

Since qBittorrent is open-source, you can easliy create a patch like that, or just modify the source code. Compile it again, and you have a client with DHT always ON.


About whether it's good or bad... it depends. Sometimes, a newbie will create private torrents, even if he meant to upload the given torrent to a public tracker. And if the included trackers die, the torrent becomes useless. On the other hand, DHT would ruin a private tracker.
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