[BitTorrent] BT Proxy for HTTP

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Wed Jul 14 14:47:51 EDT 2004

Digital Infra, Inc. wrote:

> Hello.
> Dont you know a BT proxy like this?

> |PC/Web brower|  - LAN/HTTP ->  | BT Proxy in DMZ | ->
>             6881 though F/W ->  | LAN/WAN border  | ->
>                             -> Internet -> |BT Peers|.
> Downloaded files are stored in a proxy's HDD.
> In this way, you can share files over all PCs on a LAN without re-downloading.

Can't you do that already via regular FTP/HTTP/SMB, etc?

> And unlike squid, the first download is done by BT, so it is faster than HTTP, 
> if the file is big.
> This is useful for providing a security patch for all PCs on a LAN.
> Maybe someday MS would use this way for Windows Update ;-).

For Windows Update, a regular HTTP proxy is fine.
> Another usage is education.
> Imagine PCs are a kind of mpeg video terminal. They are set up in a class room.
> And a file you download is an educational mpeg file which a teacher
> of another school made it last week and uploaded to his server.
>                 --- Okajima, Jun. Digital Infra, Inc.
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Olaf van der Spek

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