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Old 2004-12-07, 04:36 PM
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Re: Expansion of SHN > FLAC question

Originally Posted by katnapz
What, exactly does a torrent file check to make sure that everything is correct between two different seeds on a torrent?
Off the top of my head I'm guessing I've assisted in the initial seeding of at least 5 or 6 torrents using "restored" SHN's (meaning SHN>FLAC>SHN on my computer) and all times I was shown 100% complete during initial hookup.

Is the fail rate so low on a SHN>FLAC>SHN conversion that I've just gotten lucky so far?...meaning would I have to do 100 or 1000 conversions to get one bad?

I"m hoping that the torrent check wouldn't let some unmatching parts get through or we're all in a lot of trouble
The torrent file checks the wholefile checksum of each chunk of each file.

I would say that 1 in 10 SHN > FLAC > SHN conversions will fail the original md5 hash, based on one of the two things above getting screwed up.
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