Poke Posted April 5, 2008 Report Share Posted April 5, 2008 Many private trackers advice you to disable DHT, because otherwhise people could supposedly snoop your passkey, embedded in your announce url, and thereby impersonate you.This oppinion is also vehemently held by several people I had recently discussions with, yet noone was able to offer any reliable source for this claim. The whole thing sounds like an urban legend to me. Everyone heard it from somebody else, and private trackers have a vested interest in disabling DHT, since that would interfere with their ratio enforcements.My understanding of the DHT protokol is as follows:http://www.bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0005.html- The announce URL is not needed for it to work, since DHT is specifically made to work without the tracker. Sending it would be a complete waste of bandwith.- there are only four message types in the DHT protocol as implemented in bittorrent: ping, find_node, get_peers, announce_peer. None of these contains anything like an announce url.Therefore DHT should not be able to leak the announce url, including any embedded parameter. So the passkey is in no danger to be shared.Can anyone here dispute this with some reliable proof and tell me where in the protokol it says otherwise? Or better yet, can someone confirm this, so that I can point this thread out whenever this discussion comes up again?Thanks for your help Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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