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Greg Burri, 07/31/2009 09:50 AM
For a functional description see here : [[Functional definition#The-search-window]]
h2. Peer ID
Each peer owns a peer id which is unique and generated during the first start. This ID is used to identify a peer, it's better than the peer IP. Considering this situation :
* _A_ put in queue a file entry _f_ from _B_, _B_ doesn't know the hashes of this file entry.
* _B_ change his IP address.
* _A_ want to download _f_, it can ask _B_ for the hashes even _B_'s IP changed.
See here : [[Protocol_core-core#Downloading-threads]]