Bittorrent for releases (offering)

Magnus Eriksson magetoo at
Thu Mar 6 11:07:27 PST 2008

On Thu, 6 Mar 2008, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:

If Sdavtaker wants to set up a torrent, it doesn't affect anything we do.
I don't see a problem.
It might affect the need for "mirror lists for isos, snapshots and packages" and
a "mirror selection tool/dns roundrobin" though.
And the argument on the wiki makes no sense.  "Not enough bandwidth"? 

I'll happily offer up some shovelling of bits through the tubes, by the 
way.  I don't have a huge lot of bandwidth either (formally 3 Mbit, bursts 
higher); but I doubt there will be only two of us.

All that said, I believe things work just fine as it is now.  It's just 
that I personally look for a torrent first, before using a "traditional" 


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