[arch-releng] Bittorrent with webseeds

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 12:46:49 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 4:31 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Hi engineers,
> while creating a torrent with Ktorrent I noticed an option called webseeds. I
> have found the following site dealing with this feature:
> http://getright.com/seedtorrent.html
> 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?

Yes, on one condition - if you do the generation and tracker uploads
of the torrent files. I did it once and it was a big pain. :)

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