Use "Official" Torrent for Distribution

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Use "Official" Torrent for Distribution

Post#1 by futahorse » 13 Jan 2011, 00:49

If there are enough of us it would be possible to also distribute via a torrent. It'll save on bandwidth hosting and could potentially be a faster alternative to the current method. I'm not suggesting that we get rid of the current method because that would not be prudent.
Maybe we could get more recognition if it was advertised on the torrent sites also.

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Post#2 by ponce » 13 Jan 2011, 05:26

you can do it if you prefeer, but you can download at 12 megabyte/sec from the webspace :)

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Post#3 by brokenman » 13 Jan 2011, 05:58

Ponce's server is crazy fast, but either way i am happy to seed a porteus torrent if it is required.
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Post#4 by fanthom » 13 Jan 2011, 06:05

futahorse wrote:Maybe we could get more recognition if it was advertised on the torrent sites also.
+1
despite of Ponces server which is good enough [ for now :) ] - we can use torrent websites to advertise ourselves and bring new people to the project :)
futahorse - please prepare a torrent hash and share it here so everyone who is interested will be able to push it to his favorite torrent website.

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Post#5 by ponce » 13 Jan 2011, 06:38

I have no problem running a torrent client on the host so torrents can have some extra bandwidth 8)

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Post#6 by Mithrandil » 13 Jan 2011, 07:31

This project: http://www.osst.co.uk asked me to be allowed to host the PixieLive torrent on their server.

I suppose they would be happy to host also Porteus (if an official torrent is already present, they will use it, just seeding, otherwise they have their own tracker)
PixieLive developer www.pixielive.org

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Re: Use "Official" Torrent for Distribution

Post#7 by fanthom » 17 Jan 2011, 22:25

seems that somebody created torrent for 32bits:
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6109095/
(description is not very accurate - but it doesn't matter :) )

please help with seeding and use this particular torrent to spread Porteus ISO on other torrent sites. please dont forget to provide a link to www.porteus.org in the description.
Would be also nice if someone could create similar torrent for 64bits :)

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Post#8 by brokenman » 18 Jan 2011, 02:00

In fact the description is just wrong! Please change wording to reflect that it is inspired by Linux Live Scripts by TM but is a project created by fanthom.
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Post#9 by fanthom » 18 Jan 2011, 08:48

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6110798
i got easy on description :)

please spread 64bit as well.
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Post#10 by Blaze » 18 Jan 2011, 08:54

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Post#11 by ponce » 18 Jan 2011, 11:30

I joined the two torrents with 1meg bandwidth each :)

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Post#12 by Blaze » 18 Jan 2011, 19:08

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Re: Use "Official" Torrent for Distribution

Post#13 by Hool de Nord » 19 Jan 2011, 16:46

I've been seeding for two days, but hardly anybody's downloading.

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Re: Use "Official" Torrent for Distribution

Post#14 by ponce » 20 Jan 2011, 11:02

I've upped 1,2 Gb for the i486 version and 2,8 Gb for the x86_64 one in two days.

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Re: Use "Official" Torrent for Distribution

Post#15 by migan » 21 Jan 2011, 06:29

A torrent file of Porteus was uploaded by cestpasgagne2, -> http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6109095 ... 9-i486.iso

The description given to Porteus was an excerpt taken from this link -> http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... rteus.html (Please try to edit or change the description)

The description given to Porteus looks ambigous or confusing as it seems that Thomas M. was the creator of Porteus and not Fanthom. The description from the link above should be edited or change.

Or better yet the description about Porteus should be taken from this source or link. -> http://www.porteus.org/faq.html#1
and not from http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... rteus.html

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