[BitTorrent] Replacing web content.

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Thu Oct 14 17:36:01 EDT 2004


Blue Boar wrote:
> edavid3001 wrote:
> 
>>The idea being that the entire website could be contained within a
>>.torrent file/files and updated by the website publisher.
> 
> The main problem for many sites is that they are to some degree very 
> dynamic, and therefore wouldn't be terribly suitable for many sites. 
> Think about Slashdot itself, for example.  It's updated several times 
> per second.

But there are a lot of static files too. Think of all images, etc.
And that's usually a lot of bandwidth.

> With a lot of adaptation, you could use pieces of BitTorrent concepts to 
> help enable that, but you won't have BitTorrent proper, anymore.


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