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For a functional description see here : Functional definition
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 previous usage of 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