[OS X TeX] Re: CTAN primary nodes have big problems with MacTeX traffic

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Wed Mar 28 19:58:48 CEST 2007

Roberto Avanzi wrote:
> I guess a nice solution would be to provide Bittorrents
> for the mactex packages.  That would be quite quick and
> would be a very nice, legal use of torrents.  Other people
> use this technology already for legal purposes.

Phil Taylor did this for TeX-Live. Karl Berry wrote yesterday in an 
email that <100 people used it; and we have such many downloads per 
day. So we suspect that Bittorrents for MacTeX won't bring as much 
relief. But we don't want to hinder other people from engaging 
themselves either. :-)

Anyhow, after the Web page changes, the traffic can be sustained now 
(some 50 GB per day per host); so we'll turn down the red flag and 
observe further.

Thanks to all who were involved in resolving that problem,


Joachim Schrod				Email: jschrod at acm.org
Roedermark, Germany

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