[tex-live] hosting inst image
martin at oneiros.de
Fri Mar 2 03:37:02 CET 2007
2007/3/2, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
> I'm not sure that bitorrent is the ultimate solution. The download
> rates you mention do not sound very impressive. Maybe I hesitate
> because I did not yet understand completely how bitorrent works. I
The wikipedia article explains it quite well:
Basically you combine many slow uploads into one fast download.
> have a reasonably fast ADSL connection. To be more precise, only
> download is reasonably fast. Upload is slow and when I upload files
> to a remote machine it does not make much fun to connect to another
> machine using ssh.
Almost all clients allow you to limit the download and upload speed.
And bandwith shaping on your router helps too, of course.
> As I understand the problem, tug.org and CTAN want to reduce traffic.
Yes, and this is exactly where BT helps.
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