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Re: Bittorrent distribution of cdimages

On Thu, 9 Oct 2003, Patrick Strasser wrote:

> Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
> [about offering Debian CD-images via BitTorrent]
> > 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.
> I know that people like BitTorrent, and it that it is a nice P2P-System.
> But what is the point of a second distribution system besides a
> perfectly working distribution system that uses already existing staging
> points?

Because the cdimage distribution form is one that bittorrent does good.
And that it already has some mindshare.

> I don't see an advantage in BitTorrent. It needs new software, users to
> spread data, extra administration, support. Moreover jigdo is IMO the
> best way to spread Debian CDs, thanks to the nature of ISO9660.

Yes, but there is a fairly large install base that already has the

The other point is that I'm willing to maintain this.

/Mattias Wadenstein

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