[OpenIndiana-discuss] Spare bandwidth for mirroring

Richard L. Hamilton rlhamil at smart.net
Tue Nov 2 21:07:01 UTC 2010

On Nov 1, 2010, at 5:56 PM, James O'Gorman wrote:

> On 1 Nov 2010, at 21:54, Nathan Evans wrote:
>> I wouldn't mind hosting binary ISO images.
>> Let me know if this is needed and/or wanted.
>> Keep in mind I am still on residential DSL.(hopefully will be shortly
>> remedied).
> More mirrors are always welcome!
> Residential DSL probably isn't the best place to host though. When new releases come out it'll saturate your line, and I'm guessing you don't have symmetric DSL so probably quite limited in upload.
> James

Why not BitTorrent, and let folks spread the load?  There _is_
a BitTorrent client for Solaris, AFAIK, although it's
strictly command-line.  As long as you have a separate MD5
posted for the ISO, so people can verify it, that should be
good enough, and much cheaper in bandwidth for those that serve


although apparently some have gotten transmission or azureus (vuze) to


A decent client would certainly be a plus...the command line might
be good enough as an initial tracker/seed.

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