[bittorrent] Combining conventional mirrors with BT

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri May 27 15:08:44 EDT 2005


Hello,

Interesting.  There are actually a few BitTorrent protocol extensions here:

    http://bittornado.com/docs/


See ya

On 5/27/05, Harold Feit - Depthstrike.com administrator
<dwknight at depthstrike.com> wrote:
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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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