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

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 09:43:13 CET 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 04:29, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
> Le mardi 11 janvier 2011 à 21:45 -0500, andre999 a écrit :
>> Some suggestions for faster downloads without bittorrent.
>> 1) use aria2c (or a similar application), which uses multiple
>> connections, defaulting to 5, and allows multiple mirrors.
>> By default it starts by allocating space for the file to be downloaded,
>> which allows non-sequential downloading of the file, facilitating faster
>> downloading from multiple sites.
>> 2) use mirrors which allow multiple connexions.
>> (Of course, with download software that takes advantage of this.)
>> 3) use multiple mirrors.
>> (Again, according to download software.)
> Theses 3 suggestions basically put X time the load of the mirror for
> each client. ( or on more mirror, for that matters ).

However, if 1) was to open 5 connections on 5 distinct servers, that
would make more sense, no?

But then I'm not sure there is so much more value than using a P2P protocol.


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