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[fluffy] My very basic understanding of how magnets work is they rely on a huge distributed hash table which is seeded by a few initial endpoints which are somehow made known to the torrent clients (presumably by having an address hardcoded in them), and the “awaiting magnet metadata” phase is basically just your client sending out pubsub requests for anyone who knows anything about the hash.
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nekr0z The Syncthing developers have been discussing DHT for at least 4 years, but haven't done it yet. The general consensus seems to be it would be nice to have it, but the existing implementations don't quite fit, and writing a new one is too big a hassle. The thing with Syncthing is that an average Syncthing folder has way less peers than an average torrent, Kademlia file or some such other thing that DHT has been
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