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Re: Bittorrent distribution of cdimages

Mattias Wadenstein <maswan@acc.umu.se> writes:

> I suspect I'm not the only one that thinks that this might be a good idea.
> I'm actually planning on offering this, what I'd like feedback on is how
> official it should be.

mldonkey urls should also be provided. Thats even easier than
bittorrent since its just an url containing a checksum.

> Should I (or whoever is doing them) place the .torrents in the debian-cd
> directory on cdimage.debian.org so that they are mirrored all over the
> place and look official or should I place them in some unofficial/test-
> directory?
> When it comes to tracker I'm planning on using a dedicated dns name with a
> short ttl so we can repoint it at need if the machine can't handle it (I
> should be able to find a fast one though).

It would be good if debian had an official tracker (doesn't need to
have the image but it would be good).

The debian-installer group is currently struggling to get
autobuildable images. I guess it might be good to add the creation of
a torrent and donkey file there too so every arch will autobuild those
files too.

I'm all for it. Bittorrent is still one of the best.


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