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Re: Bittorrent for releases (offering)

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 17:24:58 +0100

Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
I don't think we'll be having a "torrent" of traffic anytime soon.
I'm not sure why this is on that page - we've had torrents for previous
releases.  There's no reason to refuse torrents.  (and we never had
rejected the idea, making that wiki page wrong).

We actually had them when I was seeding/tracking them. But I stopped doing that at least 1.5 years ago or so. There is simply no benefit. I bet that http/ftp downloads are even faster than torrent ones.

And as the wiki points out, the administrative overhead is significant.

I don't think we need torrents. But we'd need somebody who dedicates some time to maintain mirror lists for isos, snapshots and packages and will maintain a mirror selection tool/dns roundrobin, etc.


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