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Re: ftp-master, ftp and db .debian.org moving - hosting sought

On Wednesday 22 June 2005 20.02, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
[debian infrastructure]
> I've been wondering, would it be an idea (for the long-term) to use
> (more) distributed ... or p2p concepts to reduce the dependency and
> load on central servers?

You said it yourself:  in the long term.

I think that some of the P2P network concepts might be very interesting for 
some things like file hosting etc. - but this won't be feasible within the 
next few weeks or even months.  Additionally, you need to keep in mind that 
- depending on what exactly you'd want to do - current oldstable's tools 
would reasonably have to be supported at least until oldstable becomes 
veryoldstable, so any benefits of such a new system would have a big effect 
only slowly.

So I guess, the standard open-source-project-answer applies:  if you like 
the idea, write the code, propose to implement it - at least as a 
small-scale prototype - and then we'll look at it.

-- vbi

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