A different proposal for XO upgrade.

Mitch Bradley wmb at laptop.org
Tue Jun 26 16:56:09 EDT 2007

C. Scott Ananian wrote:
> On 6/26/07, Mike C. Fletcher <mcfletch at vrplumber.com> wrote:
>> You've just described BitTorrent, if I'm not missing something.  It's
> Hmm, that is interesting.  I hadn't made the connection.  I don't
> think bittorrent supports symlinks, hardlinks, permissions, ownership,
> xattrs, or ACLs, though, which would make its use strictly
> experimental for now.  But it would be something interesting to look
> at post-FRS.  Certainly we should take a hard look before rolling a
> new CDS from scratch; from the specification at
> http://www.bittorrent.org/protocol.html it seems like the missing
> filesystem metadata bits wouldn't be too hard to add.
>  --scott
Distribute tar files over bittorrent?

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