BitTorrent enabled downloads & updates
pmatilai at welho.com
Fri Jul 25 07:45:37 UTC 2003
Quoting Elijah P Newren <newren at math.utah.edu>:
> Sorry for the cross-posting. I originally posted this idea on #fedora
> at irc.freenode.net and Anvil suggested I email these two lists with
> this idea. My idea was the following:
> Have apt-get/yum/up2date/<insert favorite packaging system here>
> use BitTorrent for file downloads.
> This would have the following benefits:
> Users would get a much faster download rate (at least, that's
> been my experience for the downloads I've done with
> It would alleviate the 'which mirror should I use' problem.
> Anyone could easily become a mirror.
> It should keep any specific mirror from getting overloaded.
> I figured this made so much sense that someone else has already thought
> of it and perhaps already implemented it. Anyone know if that's the
> case? If not, does that idea sound interesting to others?
Haven't tried it though..
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