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Re: Having a copy of .torrent in the /iso dir



On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 16:28 -0400, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On 7/5/05, Richard June <rjune bravegnuworld com> wrote:
> > I gotta say, I *LIKE* that plan.
> > you want fedora for the first few days, great. get the torrent.
> 
> Thats very short sighted. Not everyone lives on a network that is
> friendly to torrent activity.

They can wait a week.

> I'm pretty sure that some of the official mirrors would much rather
> see the users inside their local networks consume from a locally
> available mirror than to waste bandwidth across the network boundary
> to the outside world pulling from and pushing to torrent peers out in
> the wild.

Those admins can set access controls on their FTP servers.

>  What exactly is the point of making life more difficult for
> the admins of large networks who are volunteering to mirror fedora and
> allow some public access? I very much doubt you would get all the
> mirrors to agree to wait. 

They wait already.

> Even if by some miracle all those
> 'official' mirrors do wait... other people who get the torrent will
> open mirrors regardless.

That's OK for them, the purpose of this exercise is to decrease the
stress on official mirrors, not prevent the propagation of Fedora.

-- 
Nicholas Miell <nmiell comcast net>


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