more automated fetch of ISO-IMAGES & ports

Lars Eggert lars.eggert at
Tue Apr 7 15:14:40 UTC 2009

On 2009-4-7, at 17:55, Kevin Oberman wrote:
>> Use BitTorrent for all file distribution, it does all that. Yes, I'm
>> half serious.
> Why only half? I have pulled FreeBSD ISOs via torrent and it was
> stunning to see the performance.

Half, because getting a BitTorrent infrastructure in place for the  
ports distfiles wold take a bit of effort.


> The system I was loading it to had (at the time) only a fastE  
> (100Mbps),
> but it loaded at a steady 90+ Mbps and spent a lot of time above
> 95M. Now that I am connected from that system at 1000M, I should see  
> how
> it does.
> -- 
> R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
> Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
> Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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