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

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Mon Jan 17 21:57:32 CET 2011

Am 13.01.2011 20:52, schrieb Michael Scherer:
> Le jeudi 13 janvier 2011 à 20:21 +0100, Marcello Anni a écrit :
>>>> and what's better than bittorrent protocol to use user
>>>> available bandwith to do this? i would like to know:
> And I do know that bittorrent was said to overload the routing
> infrastructure of the internet ( more connections to keep, more routing,
> etc ). Especially now that more and more networks are fragmented ( ie,
> no more big /24 routing, the lack of ipv4 requires to redistribute small
> part of the address space on various place )

If really needed i can dig up some analysis about overall worldwide
traffic in relation to bittorrent, but i can already tell you that
mostly on any day some of the time bittorrent creates 50-60%
of worldwide traffic.

So better not increase this, and i think it would also not be very
practical for the tracker, which would need to keep at some point
say 500.000 torrents (for every package in the distribution,
including multiple archs, debug packages and so on)
And then lets multiply this with three for three releases ...?

No, i'm against it. I don't see what's wrong with the current system
as it is working well for those who configure it properly.


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