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Magnet is a URI scheme, using magnet links, used to reference files or resources in a website or in a peer-to-peer network. Files identified by a magnet link are usually identified by its hash value.

SpecificationEdit

Magnet links use the URI scheme magnet:, subsequent text after it is a query string to be passed.

ParametersEdit

xt

The xt parameter (exact topic) is the most commonly used parameter in magnet links. It usually contains a URN which is identified by hash code of the file:

magnet:?xt=urn:sha1:YNCKHTQCWBTRNJIV4WNAE52SJUQCZO5C
dn

The dn parameter (display name) contains the name of the file for convenience.

magnet:?xt=urn:sha1:YNCKHTQCWBTRNJIV4WNAE52SJUQCZO5C&dn=some+file.txt
kt

The kt parameter (keyword topic) contains search-like keywords.

magnet:?kt=barack+obama+president
mt

The mt (manifest topic) parameter contains a URI which in turn contains a list of topics or links.

magnet:?mt=http://example.com/links.rss
as

The as (acceptable source) parameter contains a URI which is a direct link to the intended resource.

magnet:?as=http://example.com/some+file.mp4

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