[tex-live] hosting inst image

Philip Taylor (Webmaster) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Mar 2 09:00:45 CET 2007

Yes, exactly : BT is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  The more
people that use it, the faster it becomes for everyone (crazy,
I know, but although an over-simplification it's close to
the truth).  I envisage the main CTAN systems becoming
"super-seeders", and the whole TeX community then acting
as secondary sources (i.e., what you download, you auto-
matically make available to others for download).  It's
a rather nice Utopia, don't you think ?!

** Phil.
Bruno Piguet wrote:

>    Not exactly.
>    The estimation was : 4 hours left for the remaining 86%. The actual 
> total time was about 6 hours.
>   If I understand well, tonight, the file was downloaded once (or a very 
> few times) from the location defined by Philip in the torrent 
> (ftp://ftp.cstug.cz/pub/tex/local/TC2007/ ?), and redistributed among 
> the 8 "leechers". That's a significant saving of bandwith for the 
> original site, and proves that it works, for that matter (even if, 
> personnally, may have gotten the file more rapidly by a direct FTP 
> download).
>    If you want it to become a real solution, you need more people 
> joining in, and keeping their client active, even once they have 
> received the file. That's why I mentionned "spreading the word".
> Bruno.

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