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Date:      Wed, 31 Jan 2007 00:44:44 -0800
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        "Garrett Cooper" <youshi10@u.washington.edu>, <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Torrent Server
Message-ID:  <017501c74514$0e6793c0$3c01a8c0@coolf89ea26645>
References:  <45BE469F.70001@mts.net><015f01c74512$af52b730$3c01a8c0@coolf89ea26645> <45C05615.9070301@u.washington.edu>

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garrett Cooper" <youshi10@u.washington.edu>
To: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12:40 AM
Subject: Re: FreeBSD Torrent Server


> 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?). 

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.

Ted



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