I was wondering if someone knows what a "hash" in a BitTorrent client is referring to, it is clearly not the
hashcode of the file, but something different.
I think thats more a magnet link to a file, but how is this connected to the file itself?
I just want to understand the construct behind the scene.
File <--> Hash <---> hash in torrent client
Best How To :
hash in a torrent client or the
hashyou find in a
magnet-URI is the SHA1-hash of the raw
info-dictionary-part of a
To understand how that works you need to know two things:
Both of these are explained in the offical bittorrent specification that you can find here: http://bittorrent.org/beps/bep_0003.html
However I recommed that you instead read the inoffical specification that you can find here: https://wiki.theory.org/BitTorrentSpecification
as it is much easier to understand.