Fedora Torrent seeder plans and future

Max Spevack mspevack at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jan 31 04:39:27 UTC 2012

On Sun, 29 Jan 2012, Garrett Holmstrom wrote:

> The original purpose of this thread was to discuss torrent seeds for 
> Fedora disk images.  S3 seems like a reasonable way to accomplish this 
> with a minimum amount of work, but please don't conflate a solution to 
> media distribution and an entire package mirror that will take much 
> more resources to run.

You are right that this thread should be about one and only one topic -- 
S3 as an option for seeding the images.

So let's definitely separate that out and start by putting together a 
plan that is limited in scope *only* to what it would take to use S3 as 
a bittorrent seeder.

>From what I've seen, this is stupidly easy, to the point where from the 
Fedora perspective, I'd think the only arguments would be about using a 
non-FOSS web service for an infrastructure project and estimating the 
cost, rather than the technical issues, which are pretty close to 




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