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Re: Fedora Rel-Eng Meeting Recap 2007-JUN-11



On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 01:34:05PM -0500, Brent wrote:
> I think one really great way to help with this problem is if there was a 
> way to have the mirrors run torrent seeds too.  If that were to happen 
> then the local network mirrors thing would pretty much automagically 
> work itself out.  If the people in the LAN know about the FTP/HTTP 
> mirror they use it, if they don't most of the good Bittorrent software 
> tries hard to find local nodes to connect to.  So torrent users would 
> still get it using the LAN _mostly_ and the mirrors would also be 
> helping to seed the torrents during the slow beginning part.

There seems to be a feature in bittorrent which does exactly this. I
have heard the gentoo is experimenting with it:

http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/gentoo/experimental/bittorrent-http-seeding/READ-ME-FIRST.txt

No idea if it actually works.

		Adrian


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