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Author Topic: BitCoin client, From & Message un-used?  (Read 911 times)
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February 28, 2011, 01:26:08 AM
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I quickly looked thru the source and it looks like the bitcoin client only uses/sends the from & message fields if you specify an ip address.  Can anyone else verify that these fields are un-used if you specify a bitcoin address?

If they are used to get a message to the other receiving party, are these fields encrypted when sent over the p2p network?

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February 28, 2011, 01:52:53 AM
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Right; they're IP-address only. Messages sent this way are not encrypted.

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February 28, 2011, 02:17:10 AM
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I removed those fields from the integration tree a few days ago so the next release will not have them.
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