P2P agents for software distribution - saving the WAN from meltdown?!?

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Wed Jun 18 14:42:22 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> most of the larger free-nix's do BT downloads on release day(s).
> Revision3 distributes their content via BT. There were rumors of
> Disney and Apple moving to BT models for their content distribution at
> one point as well.

<random type="idea from tonight">
If only there was a way for a SP to run a BitTorrent type service for
their clients, subscribing the BT server(s) to known-good (ie, not warez-y)
torrents pre-seeded from trusted sources and then leaving it the hell
alone and not having to continuously dump specific torrent files into



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