[BitTorrent] Re: BT Like Datastore

pmahana pmahana at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 7 04:44:48 EST 2005

but in this way, some people will get the pieces of file they dont 
want to dload in the first place...so not everyone is going to accept 
the basic structure.

--- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, Wouter Smeenk <woutersmeenk at g...> 
> This is just something that popped into my head and I thought I 
> it with this mailing list to see what everyone else thinks of it.
> The idea is: There is a group of peers that stores an amount of data
> and keeps replicating this data as long as this data is downloaded 
> users request). In this network the peers would download and upload
> data to other peers without bothering the user.
> So each client stores a part of the hole. If a user wants to 
> the other peer begin to upload what they have to this peer.
> The application could start at the start of the OS and begin 
> at some low rate so that the user can still do everything he does
> normally.
> In this system it would be easier of the user to let the application
> just upload. The downside is that such an application can be hacked
> and made to not upload but just download. This is hard to control in
> the network.
> The downloading and uploading could be done in a BT kind of way. I
> haven't thought this out.
> Why did I post this here? Well there are many people here interested
> in peer-to-peer networks and I just wanted to hear what other people
> think about it.
> Wouter Smeenk

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