autodownload of files mentioned in sfv

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Acheron1972
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autodownload of files mentioned in sfv

Post by Acheron1972 » 2006-01-02 11:18

Problem:
sometimes you download a folder which is not complete. Maybe you only find out after a month or something, and then the files are not available anywhere anymore.

Idea for solution:
let dc++ look automatically into the sfv file and start downloading automatically all the files mentioned in that sfv file

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Post by cologic » 2006-01-02 11:34

Problem:
Sometimes, people propose things that may sound feasible, would undermine the integrity of files on the DC network.

Idea for solution:
I find that link to CRC32 spoofing I posted in some other thread here.

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Post by Acheron1972 » 2006-01-02 11:47

cologic wrote:Problem:
Sometimes, people propose things that may sound feasible, would undermine the integrity of files on the DC network.

Idea for solution:
I find that link to CRC32 spoofing I posted in some other thread here.
hmm maybe I am dumb but I didn't understand one word of that ;)

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Post by Todi » 2006-01-02 12:53

Translation: It sounds like a good idea, but because of certain facts that you probably don't know about, it's a bad idea.

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Post by joakim_tosteberg » 2006-01-02 14:03

For example could someone modify an .sfv file and thereby have your client do download files you definatly not would want to have.

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Re: autodownload of files mentioned in sfv

Post by GargoyleMT » 2006-01-03 11:04

Acheron1972 wrote:let dc++ look automatically into the sfv file and start downloading automatically all the files mentioned in that sfv file

If the solution was based around the TTH, it'd be much more likely to be implemented. It is easy to create two files with the same CRC32. That would make DC++ a nice target for anyone who enjoys seeing users complain about broken files.


We've discussed this before, search for "collection files", which is a generic term for what you want.

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