[tex-live] hosting inst image

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Feb 27 10:30:05 CET 2007

Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh at Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org> wrote:

> Well, that does really point to the need to distribute
> it using BitTorrent, IMHO.

that was martyn's comment yesterday when we were discussing the issue.

> The problem is, the vast
> majority of BT trackers are given over 99.99% to porn
> and/or illegal music, and even those that treat these
> as fringe activities are still heavily overloaded because
> of the large amount of other dubious material that can
> so easily be distributed thereby.  What we /need/ is a
> BT-for-CTAN tracker, access to which would be restricted
> to members of a recognised TeX user group.  How, I wonder,
> might one go about setting one up ?  Does any Board/CTAN/TeX-Live
> member have experience of such things ?

i have sufficiently little experience that i didn't even know what to
expect to find using bittorrent.  i bet there are people around here who
would know -- i'll ask around.


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