- I can donate exactly the bandwidth I want.
- I can start and stop when I want.
- The tracker adapts seamlessly. Downloaders don't notice.
- The more people do this, the easier it is for everyone.
- It works best for things that are popular and/or large, the very things that old style mirroring don't work as well for.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
BitTorrent is easy mirroring.
Here's what I really like about BitTorrent: it's easy mirroring. I can help make available things that I think should be available. For instance, I got the torrent of Free Culture, and I have Azureus still uploading it to whoever is interested. I've sent out the equivalent of over 50 copies. BitTorrent is perfect for this kind of work.