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Re: Apt-Torrent project

Matt Zimmerman a écrit :
(CCing the BTS, where this feature request is already tracked)

On Sat, Oct 30, 2004 at 10:35:53AM +0200, Arnaud Kyheng wrote:

I love the Debian project, and I have worked on a new development for it: Apt-Torrent :)

Apt-Torrent is an apt proxy to the Bittorrent network. For security, the package listing, and the .torrent files are downloaded from a regular http server, as usual for a package, but then the whole package is fetched via bittorrent protocol and forwarded to apt :)

Interesting; I hadn't considered implementing this as a proxy.  It would
probably be better to subclass an existing HTTP server implementation,
rather than to implement a subset of HTTP in your package.

At the moment apt-torrent is implemented like a real http server. This line is added in /etc/apt/sources.list by the package:
deb unstable main

From the apt point of view, it's a real http package repository, which could also be a package source repository (deb-src) as well.


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