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Re: KTorrent Protocol Encryption (was Re: Steal this film 2)

 >> It /might/ help to use SSL for everything, since in theory that would prevent 
>> the ISP from detecting what protocols above IP are being used.  But my 
>> understanding is that as a downloader, you don't get to choose whether a 
>> torrent is over SSL or not, it depends on the tracker (and all the other 
>> clients).  So that might work for torrents you create, but if you're 
>> downloading random torrents from the internet, they're likely to not be using SSL. 
>> Matt 
> I haven't had a chance to look at the details of the BitTorrent 
> protocol, but perhaps this is high time  to upgrade that protocol to use 
> an ssl tunnel across arbitrary ports to hide the fact that it's even a 
> torrent. 
> Perhaps there is already such a "protocol obfuscator" in existence just 
> for that very purpose? VPN tunnels to your peers? 
> -Fred 

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