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On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 12:29:07AM +0000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Followup to: <168FA640-B185-11D8-9291-000A958E35DC@fhm.edu>
> By author: Daniel Egger <degger@fhm.edu>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > Actually I think this is *the* idea. Why not simply set up a
> > bittorrent tracker and have a distributed kernel.org
> > fileserving system? Instead of having links to http and ftp
> > sites there could be a torrent link as well. Several
> > OpenSource projects started distributing files with BT
> > already and it seems to work like a charm.
> >
>
> Because doing it with BitTorrent is a nightmare. I posted a long list
> of the problems with BT for doing this to the BT mailing list and
> pretty much got told that there is no way to do what I'd want to do
> within BT.
>
> Some of the people from the BT list have approached me about creating
> a new protocol - working name "Software Distribution Protocol"
> (SDP)... but it's a big job.
>
> -hpa
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Something is already beeing done, and it's called PDTP:

http://pdtp.org/


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