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This extension indends to cover any combination of the following use cases: Verifying that a torrent is published by a trusted source Have a swarm be private and having peers authenticate peers they connect to Allow peers, with prior knowledge about each other’s public key, authenticate in order to set up trusted connections to known peers i. Private counterpart of this key that has the authority to allow new peers onto the swarm.
BitTorrent authentication extension
This extension indends to cover any combination of the following use cases: Verifying that a torrent is published by a trusted source Have a swarm be private and having peers authenticate peers they connect to Allow peers, with prior knowledge about each other’s public key, authenticate in order to set up trusted connections to known peers i. Private counterpart of this key that has the authority to allow new peers onto the swarm. These fields serve the purpose of satisfying use case 1 , allowing downloaders to verify that the torrent has a trusted source.
A torrent is private if the info dictionary contains an integer key private set to 1. For private torrents, the extension handshake dictionary MUST contain the certificate granting this peer access to the torrent.
The certificate is a dictionary cert containing the info-hash, pubkey the peer’s public key , expiry posix time of when cert expires. The cert dictionary MAY be extended with more fields. Next to the cert entry is a string sig being the signature of the SHA-1 hash of the bencoded representation of the cert dictionary.
The signature is required for private torrents, but not required for non-private torrents. An example extension handshake for a private torrent could look like this: The values of sig, info-hash and pubkey are binary strings, they are printed as hex in this example.
Whenconnecting to a peer, or accepting an incoming connection, for a private torrent, the client MUST verify the validity of the incoming certificate.
This is done by: Verifying that the certificate has not expired. Verifying that the info-hash matches the torrent the peers are connected over Verifying that the signature sig, is a valid signature made by the private counterpart of the public key of the publisher of the torrent i. An example extension handshake for a non-private torrent could look like this: This is to support use case 3. To do this, the entire connection is encrypted with RC4 following this message.
If the connection is already encrypted with RC4, this overrides that encryption by resetting the encryption state. It has the following format:
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