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Re: final release



On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 01:07:56PM -0500, Damian Menscher wrote:
> faster if more people use it?  Wouldn't the mirrors get it faster that
> way?  Though personally I have to wonder why mirrors still exist.  Those
> who use them *should* be penalized.  Some random analogies: carpool lane
> on the highway (2+ people in your car, you can go faster), automatic
> lanes at toll booth (you pay faster, you can get through faster), ATM
> machine (you don't need hand-holding, you get more convenient service).

bittorrent has some flaws for this. Most notably, it has no concept of
network or geographical closeness, and so ends up using a lot _more_
bandwidth overall.

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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>



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