[CentOS-devel] Getting there faster

Bryan Seitz seitz at bsd-unix.net
Fri Nov 8 22:51:58 UTC 2013


On Fri, Nov 08, 2013 at 10:45:56PM +0000, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 11/08/2013 10:20 PM, Trevor Hemsley wrote:
> > 
> > How about some sort of private bittorrent network?
> 
> Given how many people use the bittorrent word everytime we come up with
> 'what options are there', it might be good to actually try this. I guess
> the biggest challenge would be to share a torrent tracker or some
> torrent info at different levels :
> 1) internally for .centos.org edge-nodes
> 2) with external mirrors
> 3) with everyone
> 
> Technically, (1) and (2) could be merged to get better all around
> 'performance' but as has been argued ( and proven ) in the past, when
> saturating straight lines, http traffice gets there faster than
> bittorrent does.

I think you will need some beefy initial distribution boxes to make it worth your while.  What 
is the overall architecture / speed of each device in #1 ?

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Bryan G. Seitz


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