Why there's a "cookie" feature in bittorrent?

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sam1275
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Why there's a "cookie" feature in bittorrent?

Post by sam1275 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:47 pm

Hello.
In the "tools" menu, there's a "manage cookies" button, it will show cookies from trackers I used. But why do I even need this? Doesn't it bad for privacy? I don't see this feature in other torrent clients such as utorrent, or do they also have this and just hide the setting for it? Can I disable it?
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Re: Why there's a "cookie" feature in bittorrent?

Post by johnny jackhammer » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:49 pm

I was just wondering the same thing. Especially when I saw the MPAA cookie!

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Re: Why there's a "cookie" feature in bittorrent?

Post by bmn » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 am

Someone should investigate the way qB accepts cookies and stores them indeed. I also found several questionable cookies there.

Generally I don't see any reason to accept the cookies from HTTP based announcers since there are peer_id to identify the client for peer information purposes and passkey is for authentication/authorization/accounting purposes.

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