Any torrent experts out there that can give a logical explanation for this?
I created a new torrent seed, and as I was about to add a tracker, before ever saving the torrent, I got a russian peer that couldn’t connect, followed by a successful chinese connection that disconnected remotely shortly after.
This is a torrent for a file I created myself, that I never saved, and was only created seconds before the first two connection attempts.
Should I be concerned? How does this even work? What exactly happens with the handshake and information exchange for torrent connections?
My previous very limited understanding of how a torrent works would suggest this couldn’t be possible without a compromised piece of software, or a local software spoofing a russian IP address, but I don’t actually really know anything concrete about torrents besides “stuff be downloaded in chunks, yo”