>>>>> "EB" == Edward Betts <email@example.com> writes:
EB> With a well-written P2P system I do not have to hunt out the
EB> fastest mirror, the system will do the work for me. Suddenly
EB> there is not just a handful of Debian mirrors being run at
EB> universities and companies, but every Debian machine becomes a
EB> mirror. Less traffic jams at big sites because packages are
EB> shared between machines.
Well, if you were paying attention, you would know that it's already
been done (at least for Freenet).
Doesn't even need an apt-freenet, since Freenet has an HTTP interface
built in. You just have to:
apt-get install freenet
...and add some extra lines to your sources.list.
I believe EOF (Everything Over Freenet) needs some help maintaining
the "mirrors" in Freenet. Insertion is pretty expensive for Freenet,
so it's difficult for one person to keep up all 3 systems (potato,
woody, sid) and all N platforms, PLUS source. If you're really
interested, get involved!