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Comment Re:Not possible (Score 2) 69

Malware is completely unnecessary here. "Direct detection" is a term defined on page 2 of Challenges and Directions for Monitoring P2P File Sharing Networks – or – Why My Printer Received a DMCA Takedown Notice to be:

"involves connecting to a peer reported by the tracker and then exchanging data with that peer" As opposed to:

"Indirect Detection of infringing users relies on the set of peers returned by the coordinating tracker only, treating this list as authoritative as to whether or not IPs are actually exchanging data within the swarm."

The indirect detection method only shows that a specified IP address was connected to the torrent swarm for the file in questions but it does not prove that particular IP address was sending any bits to the other peers.

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