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Re: Offtopic - when to use BitTorrent (was Torpark Mirroring)

the only hiccup with torrent files is that you need a third party
download manager to get them. Beleive it or not, not everyone uses
torrent files for file sharring yet. and you also need to get people
to seed it for you. the seeders would need to use a torrent file
program as well, and leave it running all the time.

On 11/14/05, Anthony DiPierro <or@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 11/14/05, Eugen Leitl <eugen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 13, 2005 at 04:26:34PM -0600, Arrakistor wrote:
> > > I don't know if the demand of it is that high, but possibly.
> > >
> > > Secondly, I keep updating, which is counter intuitive for seeding.
> > >
> > > Thoughts?
> >
> > At 7 GBytes/day, with multiple mirrors you don't need BitTorrent
> > yet.
> >
> > --
> > Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org";>leitl</a>
> Isn't anything which has mirrors a good candidate for BitTorrent?
> BitTorrent essentially just decreases the cost of being a mirror.
> (I guess BitTorrent doesn't handle a site with lots of small files
> well yet, but for a site with just a few large files I'd say there's
> not really a time *not* to use it.)