Re: HamPi 1.0 Release Imminent
@Dave Slotter That is excellent news!toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Might I suggest though, that you ask a couple of your volunteers to go
ahead and download your bittorent, and let them help seed also?
The reason I suggest this: Based on the popularity last time, I'm
guessing your fiber gigabit will be overwhelmed pretty quickly. And
then everyone is "stuck" downloading insanely slowly until your client
eventually hands out all of the parts.
If you have (for example) 10 or 20 seeders at the start who have the
full torrent downloaded and seeding before you make the torrent
public, the initial wave of people downloading will go
(theoretically) 20x faster. And then based on how torrent works,
each *new* person who has a copy, also becomes a seeder, so over time
the "strain" on the initial seeders is reduced as the available pool
of people sharing it gets larger.
This is exactly the process that large communities like linux distros
and BSD distros use.. they seed the initial torrent to a bunch of
trusted seed hosts, then they make the announcement so that the
initial wave is shared, and no 1 connection is sharing the brunt of
With that said, I don't actually have a use for the image currently
(I'm without HF capabilities at the moment) But I'd be happy to be one
of the initial seeders if you would like. I can setup the torrent on
a couple of well-connected hosts.
On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 5:20 PM Dave Slotter, W3DJS <@slotter> wrote:
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