[bittorrent] Combining conventional mirrors with BT

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Fri May 27 14:23:28 EDT 2005


It would be nice if a client could use a conventional HTTP/FTP mirror list 
in combination with a torrent. One could screen-scrape a list of URL's from 
a block of text (eg. a web page, mailing list or forum post) and use them 
as pseudo-seeds for data sources. This would especially help with 
"orphaned" torrents where all seeds have shut down. One would still get the 
benefit of distributing the load to several suppliers and checksumming of 
the fragments.



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