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Re: Debian ISOs

Le jeudi 17 août 2006 à 11:48 -0400, Anthony L. Bryan a écrit :
> Hi,
> Metalinks might be helpful on Debian's download page for CD/DVD images. You
> could have a single quick link to your ISOs that contains all the
> mirror/p2p/checksum info in it.
> Metalinks, a cross platform vendor neutral fortmat, are used by download
> managers & contain Mirror & p2p locations for segmented downloads, along
> with automatic checksum verification when the download completes. It spreads
> the download between multiple servers so its faster for users, more
> reliable, & less load on any one server. Metalinks are backward compatible
> too.

Given that downloads like Debian ISOs are already putting a heavy
bandwidth load on the servers and that they are already shared among
many servers, I don't think it is a good idea to encourage users to load
several servers at once with one download. We should instead push
bittorrent as the main distribution media for ISOs.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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