Re: Shareaza idea

From: Ty Heath <heath_at_mediadefender.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 11:12:04 -0700

These days, almost every p2p client can download torrents. However,
none of them actually act as sources for a torrent unless they
downloaded the file via bittorrent. If you take a file native to
shareaza and make a torrent for it, it'll have zero sources on
shareaza because none of the clients know they are a source. They
aren't going to connect to a tracker, nor are they going to try to
share those files via bittorrent to boost any seed/peer. What I'm
saying is that you may as well spoof random IPs via dht or a custom
tracker because any infohash made from a native shareaza file has no
significance to them.

Ty

On Jun 6, 2007, at 9:55 AM, Randy Saaf wrote:

> I am talking about posting torrents w the real file infohash and a
> fake name. Eg, take an old movie on shareaza like superman and post
> that file with the name die hard 4
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jay Mairs
> To: Randy Saaf; Ben Ebert; Ty Heath; Ivan Kwok
> Cc: Ben Grodsky
> Sent: Wed Jun 06 09:48:38 2007
> Subject: Re: Shareaza idea
>
> The real clients wouldn't know the infohash of our torrent, so
> they'd have no way of responding to a request for our infohash.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Randy Saaf
> To: Jay Mairs; Ben Ebert; Ty Heath; Ivan Kwok
> Cc: Ben Grodsky
> Sent: Wed Jun 06 09:35:00 2007
> Subject: Re: Shareaza idea
>
> I don't follow. Can't we put them as sources in the torrent with
> our tracker or dht?
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jay Mairs
> To: Randy Saaf; Ben Ebert; Ty Heath; Ivan Kwok
> Cc: Ben Grodsky
> Sent: Wed Jun 06 09:04:18 2007
> Subject: Re: Shareaza idea
>
> But none of the real shareaza clients will be in the torrent.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Randy Saaf
> To: Jay Mairs; Ben Ebert; Ty Heath; Ivan Kwok
> Cc: Ben Grodsky
> Sent: Wed Jun 06 05:30:35 2007
> Subject: Shareaza idea
>
> Since shareaza can be used as a bit torrent client, was wondering
> if we could take files already on shareaza and post them as bit
> torrent decoys. The idea would to take a file on shareaze with a
> lot of sources and post it to a bt site as a new movie, album, etc
> name.
>
> Alternatively, maybe we could post bt decoys using shareaza, and
> promote spreading of the file with our shareaza decoying. We could
> increase seeds without using our own IP addresses.
>
> I welcome any other ideas. Are there other p2p programs that have a
> bit torrent feature in them? I know morpheus used to.
>
Received on Fri Sep 14 2007 - 10:55:59 BST

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