Lanix Posted March 8, 2008 Report Share Posted March 8, 2008 Recently it has come to our attention that with an update to the latest version of µtorrent (1.7.7) by default there are several options turned on that absolutely must be turned off. DHT (distributed hash tables) and Peer Exchange, as well as Local Peer Discovery are features in µtorrent that allow you to connect to peers that are not part of the tracker. Failure to turn these options will cause µtorrent to misreport data to the tracker.For those of you who think to themselves "I know better - the torrents are created as 'private torrents' so therefore I don't have to do this", let me offer you some interesting information. Recently a member was banned because his statistics on a torrent were absolutely impossible. The anti-cheat script detected this and he came onto IRC as he was legitimately seeding, and not cheating. I saw his WebUI and noticed that the tracker reported someting like 55 seeds and 12 leechers, but he was seeing 210 seeds and 180 leechers (or thereabouts).Some of you think you are such torrent experts, and that the "private" flag should ignore the peer exchange and DHT protocols, explain how so many more peers were seen. He disabled DHT and Peer Exchange, as well as Local Peer discovery, and bingo magically the numbers matched, and he wasn't seeding outside the tracker.Has anyone actually reproduced this error? IMO it seems just that 1 user had this problem now this story is spreading on the net and everyone seem to think utorrent don't respect private flag anymore.So how is it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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