[clug] .au Debian mirrors

Matthew Hawkins matt at mh.dropbear.id.au
Tue Dec 2 08:55:18 EST 2003

Alex Satrapa said:
> Though I'm a little puzzled as to what advantage there would be in
> downloading from a "free" peer over downloading from a "free" mirror.
> Surely the download-from-peer option would be slower and more
> troublesome than an ISP-maintained mirror?  Even if you go the
> BitTorrent route, the traffic's all got to go through the ISP anyway.

Lets pretend for a moment that this ISP is still living in the last
millennium and doesn't have a local Debian mirror...

Does it make sense now?

I was thinking recently (yeah yeah, laugh it up), it shouldn't be too much
trouble to add a torrent method to apt.


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