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Re: Bittorrent distribution of cdimages

On Sun, 5 Oct 2003, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:

> 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.

Ok, I've never heard of this so I'll take your word for it.

> > 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).

That would be easy, I could run one on cdimage.d.o at all times except
release time when it would be repointed to another host. How about the
hostname debcd-tracker.acc.umu.se? I feel that I need a zone where I can
as local admin change the RR quickly and with a low ttl, so I guess the
debian.org zone won't be an option.

> 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.

Yeah, that might be nice. There will probably be a need to contribute
wrapper scripts for this though so that the generation is less painful.

/Mattias Wadenstein

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