[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008 Status

Alex Ross alex at rosiba.com
Wed Sep 3 14:40:14 CEST 2008

On Sep 3, 2008, at 2:14 PM, Martin Costabel wrote:

> Peder Axensten wrote:
>> BitTorrents seem to be associated with pirate copy distribution,  
>> but it is a very efficient protocol for distributing large files to  
>> many clients.
> Rather interesting experience for a first-time user. For me, this is  
> not fast, download at about 10KB/s. At the current speed,  
> downloading this thing will take 2 days. Upload started immediately,  
> and at 3 to 10 times the download speed. Apparently many users are  
> not very social and block upload (among them, if I read the list  
> right, you, Peder).

Bittorrent can be quite slow if you are behind a firewall.  Peers  
attempting to connect to your node will be rejected.  If you can  
change your firewall, forward bittorrent's port to your machine and it  
will be much faster.
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