Could we get the FreeBSD torrent servers back?

Chris Slothouber chris at
Sun Feb 25 06:29:40 UTC 2007

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrew Lentvorski" <bsder at>
> To: <freebsd-questions at>
> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 6:38 PM
> Subject: Could we get the FreeBSD torrent servers back?
>> Can we please get the FreeBSD torrent tracker and/or server back?
>> (snip)
> Nobody pays the mirrors for their bandwidth.  They are hosting and
> paying for the bandwidth out of the goodness of their hearts.
> Nothing is stopping you from setting up your own torrent server on a big
> fast
> pipe that everyone else can use, and not pay you for.
> I don't know for sure how other ISP's do it but we definitely use
> bandwidth limitations on the servers we host, customers that pay a lot
> get a lot, customers that pay less get less, and the freebie servers
> get whatever is left over after the paying customers have had their fill.
> (snip)
> I would suspect if you examined the financing scheme used for the Linux
> download servers you would find that it is quite different than FreeBSD.

But isn't the whole point of peer to peer file distribution to 
*distribute* the bandwidth requirements to the point that the costs 
involved for each of the individual peers is trivial but the client 
receiving the file still obtains full speed of a direct download?

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