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From: "James H. Cloos Jr." <cloos@×××××××.com>
To: Caleb Shay <caleb@××××××××.com>
Cc: Gentoo-Dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] torrent support in portage
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 00:42:57
Message-Id: m3vfxgfv5x.fsf@lugabout.jhcloos.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] torrent support in portage by Caleb Shay
Note that bittorrent does not work very well for dialup users.  The
overhead ends up being twice as large or more than the payload.  It
also ends up blocking most other traffic.  

It generally helps for those with more bandwidth, of course, but
something that does not open a couple of hundred sockets works
better over straws.

It will work well as a supplement to the staus quo,
but not so well as a replacement.

-JimC


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Re: [gentoo-dev] torrent support in portage Ragnar Hojland Espinosa <ragnar@×××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] torrent support in portage Caleb Shay <caleb@××××××××.com>