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To: "James H. Cloos Jr." <cloos@...>
From: Caleb Shay <caleb@...>
Subject: Re: torrent support in portage
Date: 14 Apr 2003 20:49:30 -0400
Noted.  I don't have dial-up, so I wasn't aware of this.  However, since
(in my little pipe-dream), it would be a FEATURE option, if you aren't
on dial-up, don't enable it.  It would still have a good side-effect for
dial-up users.  If all of use with fat pipes are downloading from each
other, we aren't sucking up all the mirror's bandwidth, and dial-up
people can actually get through via the standard SRC_URI.

Caleb

On Mon, 2003-04-14 at 20:42, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:
> 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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