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Date:      Thu, 1 Feb 2007 05:06:44 -0800
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        "Javier Henderson" <javier@kjsl.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Torrent Server
Message-ID:  <013d01c74601$d32d2010$3c01a8c0@coolf89ea26645>
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Javier Henderson" <javier@kjsl.com>
To: "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:24 AM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Torrent Server


>
> On Jan 31, 2007, at 3:44 AM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>
> > The FreeBSD server operators don't pay a dime for bandwidth and
> > if the bandwidth supplier for freebsd.org made the slightest complaint
> > about the bandwidth they are donating, there's a passel of ISP's and
> > networks that would fight each other for the chance of the feather
> > in the
> > cap that hosting freebsd.org is.
>
> What, exactly, is the benefit to an ISP to wear such a feather?
>

Mainly marketing, if the ISP can handle hosting of freebsd.org, then
they obviously can handle hosting of most other things on the Internet.

Remember, the people that buy seriously large amounts of bandwidth
don't use television commercials to make decisions on providers.  They
use tools like whois to see who is hosting major sites then go talk to
those people.

It also isn't a bad thing to be the landlord if the provider happens to have
a
lot of FreeBSD in use themselves, I'm sure it helps get developer attention
to
problems rather quickly.  Have you ever seen a post from anyone at
Yahoo with a problem with one of their FreeBSD servers?

Ted




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