Could we get the FreeBSD torrent servers back?

Andrew Lentvorski bsder at
Sun Feb 25 03:08:17 UTC 2007

Can we please get the FreeBSD torrent tracker and/or server back?

I was sitting here staring at an FTP from that was 
bouncing around between 200-250KB/s.  Even switching over to is only getting me around 450KB/s-and that is 
bouncing up and down (my upload is only showing 12.7KB/s, so it's not 
choking for lack of return ACK's).

That's about 1/3 - 2/3 compared with even a lightly seeded Bittorrent 
cluster pulling a Linux ISO torrent.  A Linux torrent will saturate my 
download somewhere north of 600KB/s and park it there until the ISO 

For reference, the old FreeBSD torrent file, even *without* the FreeBSD 
tracker, operating solely from 10 old seeders, and the Azureus 
distrubuted hash table, is delivering almost the same download as  And that's effectively an abandoned torrent.

I have read some of the previous comments about using torrents, but the 
fact that the mirrors are clearly *not* as fast as a torrent cluster 
warrants some discussion.


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