[CentOS-mirror] Only .torrents to mirrors?

Wed May 3 15:12:42 UTC 2006
H. Peter Anvin <hpa at zytor.com>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> (we are consistently faster than Bittorrent during Fedora Core releases,
>> for example, and that is an extremely popular fileset during peak traffic.)
> With the CentOS releases, we've never had that sort of a problem with
> .torrents - eg. at time of 4.3 Release, we had > 2 GB/sec offering
> torrent seeds by over 20 machines, each one sitting on > 100mbps links
> to the internet.
> But, not everyone can use torrents, and it would indeed be a good thing
> to have some of the mirrors offer it as a download.

Well, we (kernel.org) would like to offer them, but we'd have to be 
served them in the first place.

Similarly, we're perfectly happy -- in fact, we encourage -- keeping the 
entire historical archive, and would rather appreciate it if we could 
get an downlink which didn't "helpfully" clean up our disks...