[BitTorrent] Questions from content distributor POV

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Thu Oct 14 12:03:26 EDT 2004


John Reuning wrote:
> So, on to my questions:
> 
> - The web seed feature is interesting for permanent seeding, but not all
> clients support it.  How feasible is a portal application whose contact
> information could be given by the tracker to clients if no complete
> copies of the content exist among the peers?

Why not just run a BT client on the server instead of webseeding?
> 
> - How useful would inter-tracker peer sharing be for creating bittorrent
> tracker clusters for enormous swarms?  Some have said that client
> communication with 30-100 peers is best.  But if the tracker had access
> to several thousand peers for a torrent, could it better allocate a
> seed/leecher combination to the clients?

What's your definition of enormous swarms?


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