[CentOS] Helping CentOS automatically

Max H. btmanmeh at verizon.net
Fri Sep 1 17:23:38 UTC 2006

rado wrote:
> ...If you like the majority of us as I am...there is something we can do
> for the centos scene that really doesn't cost anything.
> When you download the distro...just let bittorrent seed indefinitely.

I've been letting 4.4 download seed now for about two days. I live in
the US, and have Verizon DSL. Today, actually, I just switched to
business level service which when I transferred I asked if there were
any bandwith limits, and there aren't.

Before I had regular residential service, although I've never been
called upon by Verizon when letting things seed for a long time, I think
if you would look at the contract somewhere in fine print there would be
something about using "too much" bandwith.

Anyways, now that I'm on a business service as of today, I've been
letting the 4.4 go to town with a 25KB upload, and the share ratio as of
this moment states 116%.

I agree with you, anything little like this to help out CentOS can be
done, but make sure you aren't breaching any ISP contracts before doing
so. I would love to host a server as a mirror somewhere, but
unfortunately can't afford to do so. Perhaps someday I will be able to,
but for now I hope my small contributions are at least helping. :)


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