[development] very slow Drupalcon videos?

Christopher Bradford bradfordcp at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 14:19:24 UTC 2007

  The bittorrent module has an integrated tracker and supports the
web-seeding extension. This means two things:
a) The tracker will not have to be run from the command line
b) Should no seeds be available the torrent clients would pull data from the
server over HTTP (should the client support it)

There are two quasi-standards for webseeding (Azureus supporting both). One
is the BitTornado spec, which uses a PHP file to retrieve the necessary
bytes from the file thus allowing fine grain access control and the ability
to throttle. Since it sounds as though the videos would be available to
download directly from the server anyway, I would go with the GetRight
implementation which uses HTTP byte ranges to query the server directly,
eliminating the "middle-man" PHP file, but it loses the access control.

The documentation for the module is a bit lacking at the moment, but this
should be fixed shortly.


On 9/28/07, mark burdett <mfburdett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, for bittorrent you just need a tracker, which you can run from the
> command-line on a server, and then a .torrent file for each video (to
> generate the torrent file you just need the video file itself and the
> tracker url, and pass that into e.g. maketorrent-console).
> I'm not particularly motivated to create the torrents at the moment
> since download time for a video seems to be ~30 minutes, or shorter
> than the video itself.
> but at least for next time, it would be a good idea to post .torrent
> files simultaneously with the videos..
> --mark
> On 9/28/07, Gerhard Killesreiter <gerhard at killesreiter.de> wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > Steven Peck schrieb:
> > > Isn't it called bit torrent? :)
> >
> > Does anybody have experience in setting these up? I've asked OSUOSL and
> > they have no experiecne with these things. Neither have I.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >         Gerhard
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Christopher P. Bradford
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