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Date:      Wed, 31 Jan 2007 00:40:53 -0800
From:      Garrett Cooper <youshi10@u.washington.edu>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Torrent Server
Message-ID:  <45C05615.9070301@u.washington.edu>
In-Reply-To: <015f01c74512$af52b730$3c01a8c0@coolf89ea26645>
References:  <45BE469F.70001@mts.net> <015f01c74512$af52b730$3c01a8c0@coolf89ea26645>

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Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Eric Hildebrandt" <hildebeb@mts.net>
> To: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 11:10 AM
> Subject: FreeBSD Torrent Server
> 
> 
>> I was wondering if the FreeBSD torrent server will be back online any 
>> time soon?  Tryed to download version 6.2 and comes server not there.
>>
> 
> Why?
> 
> FreeBSD isn't commercial software, there's no need to go through
> all the hocus pocus to conceal the uploader so the RIAA doesen't
> sue him.  Standard FTP works perfectly fine at any of the mirror sites,
> and you will get your ISO no slower.
> 
> Ted

The only plus behind using torrents really for getting ISOs is reducing 
server load on the freebsd.org folks (well, not from a tracker point of 
view but rather from a network point of view perhaps?). Other than that, 
not much difference nor much benefit in using that method.

I wonder what the effective overall benefit is though really..

-Garrett



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