[Libtorrent-devel] Feature request: user-agent switching
jph at jph.net
Mon Aug 28 23:28:20 UTC 2006
Charles Clark wrote:
> | From: John Hernandez <jph at jph.net>
> | The access control system employed by the tracker in this case is
> | clearly broken anyhow, given that a determined user can simply alter the
> | sources. So, why not just bring that right out in the open?
> because then rtorrent will become widely known as a "cheater
> client" and be banned everywhere, and I will be sad.
Sad for a few seconds, perhaps, until you easily "fix it" by exposing
the ineffectual attempt to "ban" it in the first place. The most
popular client out there is also open source, so IMO there's little
risk. If trackers escalate, it would likely be based on code to detect
actual broken behavior or protocol non-compliance. That would be a step
in the right direction.
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