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[SLUG] apt- bittorrent
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- Subject: [SLUG] apt- bittorrent
- From: Ken Foskey <foskey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 01:02:07 +1100
I am sure someone has thought about this.
Why don't we have apt-bittorrent. I would be happy to participate if
the setup could be set so I could permanently seed any packages in my
package directory with my off-peak data rate and rational throttling.
Ubuntu / debian provides the tracker and a seed, and then the swarm
takes over and if you wanted to mirror, eg Optus, you simply become a
The apt tracker would have entries for every valid package (valid being
stable, testing, unstable) you would simply connect to the 'known'
tracker for that package and BT download it.