[OS X TeX] [OT] All about P2P (was: MacTeX-2008 Status)

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at me.com
Thu Sep 4 17:03:55 CEST 2008


Le 4 sept. 08 à 16:41, Adam R. Maxwell a écrit :

> On Sep 4, 2008, at 3:38 AM, Thomas Bohn wrote:
>
>> P2P can help to reduce the load of the servers and get MacTeX  
>> faster to the people who wants it. You actually can distribute it  
>> to the public and to the mirrors at the same time.
>
> Yes, it has some benefits, and can be a useful tool.  If it's worth  
> the risk to you, by all means use it; it may not be acceptable for  
> everyone on this list, though.

Security question aside, it's the idea of allowing others to use part  
of my computer to upload files to it that I don't like.

It's a bit like choosing your type of holiday: do you prefer to pay  
for a flat or hotel room or camping space, or to share houses with  
another family? Personally I'd rather pay any amount of money than  
allow others to dwell in the privacy of my home.

Bruno Voisin

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