[Mageia-dev] Proposal for Mageia: implement bitorrent protocol to allow updates download

Per Øyvind Karlsen peroyvind at mandriva.org
Wed Jan 12 00:45:35 CET 2011

2011/1/12 Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org>:
> Le mardi 11 janvier 2011 à 20:03 +0100, Marcello Anni a écrit :
>> hi all,
>> i have one question (maybe it can be a proposal): is it possible to implement
>> the torrent protocol to faster download the updates of the distro? it could be
>> an interesting features for the coming Mageia releases
> I think the issue of faster download could be simply taken care by
> having more mirror, or faster one.
> I had under the impression that some ISP throttle down bittorrent, and
> that it may not be very nat and firewall friendly..

aria2 amongst others has bittorrent support though, so metalinks with
ftp/http/++ mirrors together with torrents could help combine them all
together. :)

Per Øyvind

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