Net::BitTorrent::Protocol::BEP23 - Utility functions for BEP23: Tracker Returns Compact Peer Lists

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Imports the tracker response-related functions compact and uncompact.


compact_ipv4 ( @list )

Compacts a list of IPv4:port strings into a single string.

A compact peer is 6 bytes; the first four bytes are the host (in network byte order), the last two bytes are the port (again, in network byte order).

uncompact_ipv4 ( $string )

Inflates a compacted string of peers and returns a list of IPv4:port strings.

See Also

BEP 23: Tracker Returns Compact Peer Lists


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