[OpenIndiana-discuss] Spare bandwidth for mirroring

James O'Gorman james at netinertia.co.uk
Tue Nov 2 22:46:17 UTC 2010

On 2 Nov 2010, at 21:07, Richard L. Hamilton wrote:
> 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
> it.

Sure, and as Jesus already mentioned the project has already provided .torrent files for people who wish to do so.

But not everyone can use BitTorrent, especially those behind corporate firewalls. For those people (and those who generally do not wish to use BT, for whatever reason), it's good to have many geographic mirrors, if only for redundancy.


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