[arch-releng] Bittorrent with webseeds

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Sat Jan 24 08:11:36 EST 2009

Am Samstag 24 Januar 2009 00:18:15 schrieb Grigorios Bouzakis:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:03:57AM +0100, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> > Am Freitag 23 Januar 2009 18:46:49 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
> > > 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. :)
> >
> > I can do it (I did it several times before). But: I cannot do it before
> > Monday evening and it's usefull to setup the torrents at least one day
> > before the announcement.
> Sorry for quoting the wrong part of the discussion, but does anyone have
> any knowledge regarding creation of torrent trackers?
> IMO it would be preferable to distribute ALL ISOs/IMGs even the
> alpha/betas using torrents with the least server load as possible.
> Many distributions have small torrent trackers set up. Maybe its time to
> have that in Arch too. Especially since theres an Official Release Team
> now, which plans on providing as much as possible frequent updates.
> FTR i had suggested the same thing around 2 years ago, but the
> discussion didnt lead anywhere. Maybe things are more mature now.
> Im pretty sure that its not so difficult to set up.
> Greg

The point is that such a tracker could increase the load of our server an more 
important someone has to maintain and update it. So for the next ISO I'll 
upload it to linuxtracker.org.


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