Xilon Posted November 11, 2005 Report Share Posted November 11, 2005 Azureus also supports magnet links for downloads, of the form magnet:?xt=urn:btih:IJBDPDSBT4QZLBIJ6NX7LITSZHZQ7F5I, which means you don't even need the .torrent file to start a download, instead Azureus will fetch the torrent from other peers on the DDB. The magnet link consists of the prefix magnet:?xt=urn:btih: and the base32() encoded SHA1 of the torrent's info dictionary (known as torrent-hash). Please note that's the base32-encoding of the torrent-hash's binary (20byte) representation, not the hexadecimal representation.It seems that the mainline client doesn't support this feature but it would be great if uTorrent did. I don't think that this feature would be specific to Azureus's DHT implementation so it should be ok to implement it.btw. since the btih is a bas32 encoded SHA1 hash does that mean that it would be the same as xt=urn:sha1 ? or is that sha1 a differently encoded? Because that would really make it easy to conver between sha1 and btih. This has no relevance to uTorrent though Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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