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Re: P2P agents for software distribution - saving the WAN from meltdown?!?
On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Netfortius <netfortius@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Has anybody used (and been successful at) a bit-torrent-like agent for fast > distribution of LEGAL software (install programs of large-DVD size), across > multiple sites, all over the globe, with bad WAN connectivity? I have read a > couple of references online (e.g. > http://torrentfreak.com/university-uses-utorrent-080306/) about such, but I > am a little reluctant to do it in a corporate environment, especially in the > light of potential misuse of such ... unless finding a way to install, use > and remove the P2P agent, all in one shot ... catch 22, sort of (distributing > the P2P agent, that is :)) ... revision3.com ubuntu.com fedoraproject.org . . . most of the larger free-nix's do BT downloads on release day(s). Revision3 distributes their content via BT. There were rumors of Disney and Apple moving to BT models for their content distribution at one point as well. If the tracker isn't accessible from untrusted networks, what's the concern you have? -Chris