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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 ?!
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
> 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".
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