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µTorrent 1.4.2 beta 435 is out!

Newest features are Protocol Encryption (compatible with Azureus), a read cache, long path support, and peer exchange! Test it out and help make sure it works right.

Protocol Encryption can be found in Network.

* Disabled: Does not encrypt outgoing connections, but will accept encrypted incoming connections.

* Enabled: Attempts to encrypt outgoing connections, but will fall back to an unencrypted mode if the connection fails.

* Force: Attempts to encrypt outgoing connections, and will NOT fall back to an unencrypted mode if the connection fails.

* Allow legacy incoming connections enables or disables incoming legacy (non-encrypted) connections.

--- 2006-03-07: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 435)

- Change: Rearranged settings dialog

- Feature: Setting to determine the number of µTorrent users.

--- 2006-03-06: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 434)

- Change: Default to priorizing rarest pieces

- Change: Tweaked auto read cache

--- 2006-03-02: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 433)

- Feature: Use icons instead of network ok/nat error

- Feature: Auto detect read cache size

- Fix: Work better when large fonts are used.

- Feature: Language file can be auto updated

- Feature: Keys can be used in main listview to move to the right item

--- 2006-03-02: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 432)

- Feature: New easter egg

- Feature: RSS Help button

- Change: Revert this change: If a file is larger than what it's supposed to, force a refresh.

--- 2006-02-28: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 431)

- Feature: Reorder RSS favorites

- Feature: If user is running from temporary internet files, prompt to install it.

- Feature: Added popup menu to easily change if the scheduler/dht is enabled.

- Change: Switch default theme

- Change: Skip hidden/system files when creating torrent.

- Change: Right align some columns.

- Change: Remove spaces from urls in RSS feeds

- Change: DHT binds UDP socket to net.bind_ip

- Change: If a file is larger than what it's supposed to, force a refresh.

- Fix: Prevent windows from going above pixel 0.

- Fix: Ratio on generals tab wasn't computed exactly like the main list.

--- 2006-02-21: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 428)

- Feature: Added log-to-file option in logger.

- Change: Smarter block hashing, tries to avoid re-reading from the file if possible.

- Change: Tracker connections obey max_halfopen/max_connections

- Change: Switching folder in the Add window tries to detect if you point at an already downloaded folder.

- Change: Added support for " in XML parser

--- 2006-02-19: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 427)

- Fix: Hashfails on torrents with piecesize >1MB (new bug since 426)

--- 2006-02-18: Version 1.4.2-beta (build 426)

- Feature: Option to always prioritize the rarest pieces.

- Feature: Added active/inactive categories in category list

- Feature: DEL key works in RSS history, and the last item is selected

- Feature: RSS history remembers only 500-600 items

- Feature: XML parser supports # tags

- Change: Optimized disk-io

- Change: coalesce_writes defaults to true

- Change: &Exit to E&xit

--- 2006-02-13: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 425)

- Fix: Crash bug with columns

--- 2006-02-12: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 424)

- Feature: Determine the values to show in the speed popup list automatically.

- Feature: Category list to filter main torrent list.

- Change: Show up/down arrows in listview headers

- Change: Rearranged some stuff in the settings dialog

- Change: Add FAQ to the help menu

--- 2006-02-11: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 422)

- Feature: Propagate encryption support through PEX

- Feature: Choose what happens on double click in torrent list

- Feature: Show a special message if utorrent crashes while NOD32 is active.

- Change: Use UTF-8 instead of utf-8 in created torrents.

- Change: Min autodetected piecesize is now 64k.

- Change: Remember last active RSS page.

- Fix: Better support for adjusted computer clock.

--- 2006-02-09: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 421)

- Change: Don't increase counters while paused.

- Change: Auto detect if RSS feed uses latin1 or utf8.

- Fix: Don't behave incorrectly if 0-byte files are deleted by the user.

- Fix: If the torrent storage path hasn't been created, create it.

- Fix: Fix a crash related to language packs.

--- 2006-02-08: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 420)

- Fix: Superseeding works better

- Change: Sort by scrape peers instead of connected peers

- Change: Relevance rounds up instead of down.

- Fix: RSS feeds are utf8-decoded

- Change: Rename langpack to utorrent.lng.

- Change: If langpack is in the exedir, it gets installed to APPDATA.

--- 2006-02-06: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 419)

- Fix: bt.read_queue_size crash bug

- Change: Remember if torrents have errored when you restart

--- 2006-02-04: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 418)

- Change: Optimizations to piecepicker algorithm

- Fix: Encryption didn't trigger legacy mode properly

- Fix: Deleting from RSS history forgot about sorting

--- 2006-02-03: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 417)

- Change: Fast/Slow pieces

- Fix: Disallow some more characters from filenames

- Fix: PEX wasn't behaving properly

- Feature: Added scheduler mode to seed only (hold Shift button)

- Fix: Crash when deleting multiple items from RSS history

- Change: Simplified encryption settings

- Fix: RSS parser parsed month bad for some timestamps.

--- 2006-02-01: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 413)

- Change: Support langpack.zip with translations.

- Fix: [beta] Crash bug in last betas.

- Fix: [beta] Prevent error message about file not found from showing up.

--- 2006-01-31: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 412)

- Feature: Support min_interval key

- Change: Don't download first/last piece of a file first. Can be re-enabled.

- Fix: [beta] Directory wasn't deleted when deleting data.

- Change: Added a black down image to the spyglass icon

- Change: Protect webui with a password

- Fix: [beta] Statusbar was broken

- Fix: [beta] Connected to too many peers.

- Feature: Ctrl Up/Down to move up/down a torrent

- Feature: Show average up/down speed since start.

- Feature: Show encryption status in Flags field

- Feature: Copy hosts from peer list

- Change: Include beta build # in http requests.

--- 2006-01-29: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 411)

- Fix: Improved autoload so it waits a bit if the file hasn't fully been written to disk yet.

- Fix: Stop ALL torrents when scheduler is active.

- Fix: When moving a complete download, use the name entered in the add dialog instead of the default.

- Change: Show <Search Here> in the search box.

- Change: Open partfile in read only mode if read/write fails.

- Feature: Peer Exchange (only with µT peers for now)

- Feature: Protocol Encryption (compatible with future azureus)

- Feature: Bypass Windows XP Firewall

- Feature: Make torrent prioritized from add torrent window

- Change: Read cache uses less CPU

- Change: Support paths >260 chars.

--- 2006-01-19: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 406)

- Change: Icons in RSS Releases (thanks TVTAD)

- Change: RSS Not filtering matches full release name

- Change: RSS Reader supports more date formats

- Fix: Support mixes of name and name.utf8

- Change: Adjusted some lazy bitfield parameters

- Change: Renamed to RSS Downloader

- Change: Allow deleting multiple history lines at the same time

- Fix: Fix small bug with negative peer upload counters introduced in 405.

- Change: Improvements to RSS parser

--- 2006-01-16: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 405)

- Feature: RSS toolbar button

- Feature: Smart RSS episode filtering - avoids downloading the same ep twice.

- Change: Pause button toggles

- Fix: Sorting reverse by name didn't work

--- 2006-01-15: Version 1.4.1-beta (build 404)

- Feature: ESC minimizes

- Change: net.low_cpu defaults to false.

- Change: Reworked network code for faster speeds.

- Change: Add torrent dialog defaults to whatever folder entered in settings

- Change: Added some qualities to rss reader

- Change: Changed date format

- Fix: Fixed crash in torrent creator

- Fix: Ipfilter memory leak


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Disabled: does not encrypt outgoing connections, but will accept encrypted incoming connections

Enabled (Handshake only): Allows the use of PE and attempts to use it for encrypting the packet headers, falls back to normal if encrypted fails

Enabled (All traffic): Allows the use of PE and attempts to use it to encrypt ALL the data and headers, falls back to normal if encrypted fails

Force Encryption (Handshake only): Forces encryption of the packet headers and does not fall back to normal if it fails

Force Encryption (All traffic): Forces encryption of ALL traffic and does not fall back to normal if it fails

Force Legacy Mode (bad idea): doesn't allow encrypted connections at all

legacy connections are allowed in ALL modes, even Force Encryption. "Allow legacy incoming connections" enables/disables this.

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So far I noticed my upload speeds drop using either peer exchange and/or Protocol Encryption on a private tracker. I would only need protocol encryption for uploading my own torrents anyway so if this is a permanent side effect it's ok with me.

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I found some pages containing information about Peer Exchange, but I still haven't got the hang of it. Should I turn this on? Why is it disabled by default?
private flag disables PEX and DHT, which is the same behavior that Az and BC have.

And I don't get your second question?

I'm sorry to insist, but I could I get a quick attention to my question too? 12.gif

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IDoSI: You can turn it on, and I think it was turned off by default by mistake.

dAbReAkA: Legacy mode turns off encryption completely and REFUSES incoming encrypted connections.

jroc: probably Disabled for now, unless you're explicitly testing the encryption.

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One possible bug that I've found in this build and the one previous was if you select "Activate window when adding file" it does not work. Specifically, clicking on a torrent to download and open I would expect uTorrent to pop up in front of all other applications. Instead, what happens is that it just flashes in the taskbar (even if it was minimized to tray) but doesn't come out in front of all other windows. Maybe I have the options set wrong though so that it's conflicting with something else.

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