[rescue] FTP site for archive of _all_ old platforms on it's way

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 20:50:24 CDT 2007

On 6/16/07, Magnus <magnus at yonderway.com> wrote:
> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> > I'd prefer torrents distributed by FTP over torrents over RSS.
> Well yeah there is nothing stopping you from doing both.  But the point
> is using torrents instead of ftp for the actual datasets.
> rss is nice for those who want to just automatically grab anything added
> to the library.  ftp is nice if you want to be more discriminating in
> what you pull down / share.

I think you guys may be overestimating the number of people who would
be seeding all these files. How many people do you think are out there
who really want a copy of <little-known PDP-11 OS> in the first place,
let alone are willing to torrent it and then leave the torrent running
for an indefinite length of time?
FTP, at least, I can see that the file is there and available, and my
access to it isn't controlled by the number of other people who have
downloaded it.

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