Bittorrent for releases (offering)
Simon 'corecode' Schubert
corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Thu Mar 6 08:29:31 PST 2008
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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