[BitTorrent] Re: Replacing web content.

Olaf van der Spek OvdSpek at LIACS.NL
Fri Oct 15 11:36:13 EDT 2004


> TCP/IP has a slow start issues.  Each time you click a link you can
> see this.

You can?
What about persistent HTTP connections?

> That is why we have ARP cache/proxy, DNS cache, cached

Eh, ARP and DNS are UDP only.

> routing tables, web Proxy cache servers, etc.  If you had one
> connection to the actual site tracker, and spread that file bandwidth
> out over multiple peers, save the files to cache, then view them from
> cache - each link would open up much quicker.
>
> While I agree that one could take the concept of BitTorrent websites
> and implement it very poorly, I also think that it could be done in a
> way that would be benifitial.  Especially down the road.
>
> The reason I posted was to see if there is any RFC or discussion
> boards currently on this topic.  While I can imaging taking the

There is (AFAIK).
There's a mod for a webserver and a mod for Mozilla that implements this. 
But I don't know the URL.

> current source to make this concept a reality would take a skilled
> programmer maybe a month or so, working 8 hours 5 days a week
> (estimate)  I would imagine the RFC/concept phase could take much longer.
>



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