very large data files
kstars at 30doradus.org
Fri Jul 11 23:16:43 BST 2008
On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at kde.org> wrote:
> Maybe that's a stupid question, but what about distributing the files
> via a torrent. This way we would have little load on our servers and
> resuming and mirroring comes for free. Moreover, fetching 3 GB via a
> torrent is no big deal even if it takes days to receive all of it.
> After fetching the file via torrent its checksum would be checked
> against the checksum provided by GHNS to prevent forged data.
Ah, very good idea, especially for the really obnoxiously large data files.
I'll have to learn more about seeding a torrent.
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