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From Yonik Seeley <>
Subject Re: Open Relevance Infrastucture Request
Date Tue, 26 May 2009 17:11:41 GMT
On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> Plausible, but bitTorrent typically requires a pretty large number of peers
> to get over difficulties in penetrating firewalls and finding live seeds.
> It works great for the originally intended purpose of piracy or for other
> highly popular items such as Linux kernel distribution, but not so well for
> long-tail content like an IR data set.

Seems like it could work if a few people/companies offered to seed as
a donation.
bitTorrent clients have nice features built in like bandwidth shaping
so donors can help limit how much they donate.


> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 7:32 AM, Simon Willnauer <
>> wrote:
>> I wonder if a P2P network would be an option at all? I doubt that P2P
>> is feasible for 100s of GB but we might get peers with bigger pipes
>> supporting the ASF.
>> Providing a Bittorrent download could work as soon as it is boostrapped.

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