[bittorrent] Combining conventional mirrors with BT

Harold Feit - Depthstrike.com administrator dwknight at depthstrike.com
Fri May 27 14:47:04 EDT 2005


 
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There are 2 partial implementations of this.

1> BitTornado's WebSeed ( http://bittornado.com/docs/webseed-spec.txt
)
2> Shareaza's Add Source function. (does not work with multi-file
torrents at this time, probably won't be till 2.4-2.5ish, supports
HTTP (including GNUTella1/2) and FTP (in the pre-2.2 betas out now))

All in all, the protocol doesn't care where the data comes from as
long as it's error checked before it gets uploaded to another peer.

It shouldn't be too hard to implement persistent http/ftp sources for
torrents properly, but intelligent piece selection is most important.

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From: bittorrent-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:bittorrent-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Kenneth
Porter
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 3:23 PM
To: bittorrent at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [bittorrent] Combining conventional mirrors with BT

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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