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Old 12-26-2004, 01:19 PM   #1
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BitTorrent


can anyone tell me what is bitTorrent,
I saw it on slackware site they have written that you can download slackware from bittorrent i don't know what it is, it sounds like p2p but?????
 
Old 12-26-2004, 02:18 PM   #2
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ya, p2p.

you need a bittorent client (azureus) and then you download a .torrent file from a site and open it in the client and then it downloads it and shares it.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 05:46 PM   #3
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You had better hurry, cause torrent sites are being closed by authorities
 
Old 12-26-2004, 06:42 PM   #4
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You had better hurry, cause torrent sites are being closed by authorities
Well, it's just the tracker sites that are being closed (like suprnova and youceff). You can still use bittorrent, as long as you can find a way to initiate the download. For things like slackware, you'll still be able to get them.

With any luck, there will someday be an alternative to a centralized tracker, so site closures won't make it so much harder to find things.
 
Old 12-26-2004, 06:47 PM   #5
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Thanks.
Just for info. Almost all German mirrors have full iso's uploaded. No need for Bittorrent
 
Old 12-26-2004, 07:04 PM   #6
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My understanding is that the central idea behind bittorrent is to shift the traffic load from (expensive?) servers to the (unused) upload bandwidth of the users who want the file (= cheaper). So using bittorrent is encouraged.
You are probably allready aware of this, but just to be sure: you need at least the bittorrent client available from The Official BitTorrent Home Page
This is probably the only download you'll never be able to use BitTorrent for
 
Old 12-26-2004, 09:20 PM   #7
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This is probably the only download you'll never be able to use BitTorrent for
You can download BitTornado with bittorrent, though BitTornado is a fork of BitTorrent with a lot of nice improvements; I'd highly recommend it.

But yeah, the great thing about BT is that the more people who are downloading something, the faster it goes, unlike normal websites or FTP sites, where more downloads = slowness and unavailability. Everything should be distributed over BitTorrent!
 
  


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