[arch-releng] Bittorrent with webseeds

Gerhard Brauer gerbra at archlinux.de
Fri Jan 23 06:29:35 EST 2009

Am Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:31:08 +0100
schrieb Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de>:

> In short: adding several webseed url the client will not only
> downlaod pieces from other pears but from ordinary http or ftp
> mirrors. This should increase the initial speed a lot and even if the
> user cannot use bittorrent due to firewall restriction, he still can
> download from several mirrors at the same time.
> I would like to try this out with our new iso; what do you think
> about it?

Do we have any statistic or experience how often people uses torrents
instead downloading the iso/img from http/ftp mirrors directly?

Maybe I'm a little too old for this technique, but make torrents not
only sense when the download-source couldn't be stored completely on an
server (music,warez,...). Or our FrosCon ISO, which we don't uploaded
to our normal mirrors?
But if i could download a file from a mirror (which fills my downlink
bandwith), why using a torrent?

On the other hand: if adding our normal mirrors to this technique
speeds up the torrent download: let's try it...

> Pierre


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