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

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 21:00:57 CDT 2007

John Floren wrote:
> 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.

I would seed as much as I can, but in any case, there would at least be 
the one seed in place of the FTP server.

Peace...  Sridhar

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