more automated fetch of ISO-IMAGES & ports

Lars Eggert lars.eggert at
Tue Apr 7 12:55:31 UTC 2009

On 2009-4-7, at 14:21, Julian Stacey wrote:
> Perhaps some SOC student might like to develop some extension to
> fetch, or a new tool to intelligently save net bandwidth & human
> time (if not this year if SOC bids are in, then next) :
> 	Intelligently & automatically sniff fetch list to see where
> 	stuff is, measure the bandwidth, perhaps on a preliminary
> 	README, & automatically decide where to fetch from.
> 	& as 2nd stage, give up & try elsewhere if the server
> 	connection gets too bad.

Use BitTorrent for all file distribution, it does all that. Yes, I'm  
half serious.


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