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Error 503 torrents.FreeBSD.org is offline. It will probably will not be back. torrents.FreeBSD.org is offline. It will probably will not be back. Guru Meditation: XID: 2128897814
So what does it take to get this started? How can the FreeBSD community be assured that the magnet link they have acquired will provide the real files and not malware?jackp said:Why even bother with the .torrent files? It'd be much simpler to use magnet links instead.
I don't think there's any packaging to be done, really -- just run 'rhash' to create a BTIH (BitTorrent Info Hash) magnet link: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/rhash/index.php?title=Usage_examplesUniballer said:Who packages the files into a torrent?
Perhaps the FTP servers could seed the torrents as well? That way there's no additional distribution required.Uniballer said:Who begins seeding the torrent?
Ideally, the magnet link would be right there on the Getting FreeBSD page. My suggestion would be to put it in the "ISO" column; the existing "ISO" links for each platform would be changed to "FTP", with a "BitTorrent" magnet link below that. This approach simplifies things by putting all of the download links together -- so "Joe Average FreeBSD user" doesn't need to go hunting for a separate page to download via BitTorrent.Uniballer said:Who distributes the magnet link?