[Live-demo] Downloading via BitTorrent?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 15:19:53 PDT 2012

On 6/07/2012 7:56 AM, Hamish wrote:
> John wrote:
>> ibiblio (part of the University. of NC, Chapel Hill) is home
>> to a lot of Linux distributions and various open source software
>> packages.
>> We've recently increased our capacity for hosting and
>> distributing large files by using BitTorrent.  Would the
>> osgeo-live community be interested in adding BT as a download
>> method for the osgeo-live images?  If you're familiar with BT,
>> our system has a seeding server that is as reliable as a web
>> server.  I uploaded the current and past couple of releases.
>> http://terasaur.org/item/show/osgeo-live-5-5/6519
>> http://terasaur.org/search?query=osgeo
>> Comments and questions are welcome.  By the way, completed
>> downloads counts are available.  Click the "Downloads" link
>> just above the list towards the bottom of the details page.
> Hi John,
> probably Alex is the one to talk to, see our previous (short)
> conversation after your last approach,
>    http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.osgeo.livedemo/2871
> and some other torrent idea threads,
>    http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.osgeo.livedemo/432
>    http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.osgeo.livedemo/981
>    http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.osgeo.livedemo/3338

Thank you John for the kind offer. I'm tentatively in favour of making 
use of it, but would like to hear thoughts from Alex and Angelos first.
One think I've noticed is what seems to be the extra large size of 
images currently listed at:
In the order of 10 GB, compared to the 4.3 GB listed on our website:

Cameron Shorter
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