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Re: Dare I ask the question?



Paul:

Is the Torrent incorporated with FC, or is it something that I have to get at another location? If the latter applies, how about a source?

Thank you.

James McKenzie


Paul Howarth wrote:


On Fri, 2004-10-29 at 04:51, James McKenzie wrote:


I think that the Torrent is great for large software releases, such as Fedora Core or OpenOffice, as it spreads the stress across the network and I think that Fedora Core 2 was on the torrent about a week after release.



Torrents for the FC3 test releases were available at http://torrent.linux.duke.edu/ from mid-afternoon UTC (i.e. in the morning US time) on their official release dates. I expect the same to be true of the FC3 final release on 8th November. For me, BitTorrent is not only faster than an ftp/http download but also more reliable, since each chunk of 1MB or so gets CRC checked as soon as it is downloaded, so there's never a worry about getting a bad download, as long as the original source of the torrent can be trusted, which in duke.edu's case is a pretty safe assumption.



I usually get the original release after a few folks have retrieved it and installed



Sound advice; let other people find the nasty problems ;-)


Paul.




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