[tor-bugs] #6978 [Website]: Create Magnet links for download

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Tue Jul 9 02:09:38 UTC 2013

#6978: Create Magnet links for download
 Reporter:  ioerror      |          Owner:     
     Type:  enhancement  |         Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |      Milestone:     
Component:  Website      |        Version:     
 Keywords:               |         Parent:     
   Points:               |   Actualpoints:     
Changes (by proper):

 * cc: adrelanos@… (added)


 > Do BitTorrent clients actually download it over HTTPS properly?

 I made a quick test to answer that question with
 [http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/transmission transmission] (and
 apache2, default-ssl, ssl snakeoil, tested in
 browser and got an invalid certificate as expected). Then used "mktorrent
 --announce=http://announce.torrentsmd.com:6969/announce -w ~/testfile".

 Result: It downloaded from HTTPS, but the invalid ssl certificate was

 Is this a problem?

 To my knowledge, Bittorrent clients do hash verification, they still and
 only use SHA-1. If SHA-1 is still considered safe enough is another topic.
 And if Bittorrent clients do hash verification well or can be tricked,
 would probable be a fine topic for research.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6978#comment:13>
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