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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
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.
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.
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