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Subject:   BitTorrent gets verification right
Date:   2003-05-31 21:00:13
From:   anonymous2
BitTorrent verifies content based on the .torrent file, but does not specify how the .torrent file itself is distributed or verified. This allows any number of existing mechanisms to be used for distributing and veifying the small .torrent files.

The .torrent files can be sent in signed mail messages, distributed though https, verified against md5sums and so on.