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Thread: Release DT with BT?

  1. #11
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    al1uk bittorrent has integertet hash checks.

    BT splits alle the files up into small parts, and all parts get checked, when you resive them.

    If one part doesent match the hash, then that part will be regarded as garbage, and will not be written to the HDD.

    If some one trys to inject a virus/trojan/rootkit, then it will fail the hash check, and no harm will be done.

    Some BT clients even ban the IP's where the falsh data comes from, so thy wont get any more from the as*hole.

    The torrent file you host, has all the hash data the BT client needs to identify the file/files, and make sure thy are fine.

    So if peaple get the torrent file from youre homepage, then the content will be as safe as if thy got the full file from your homepage.

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    I think most if not all of us understand how torrents work. However someone can still make a fake torrent and con people into using that instead. The thing is, once we start telling people to use torrents they might get their torrents from other sources which is risky. Of course some people must already get DT from other sources which is potentially just as risky (although hopefully most people use mainstream sites which are much less likely to have fake files unlike with torrents were people may use less mainstream sites).

    Perhaps more importantly, I somewhat doubt this will save much bandwidth. Sure the torrent would only be about 1k or so (it won't be 35k because it's for a single tiny file) but what about the the bandwidth consumed by the tracker?

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    you could use a tracker that already exist!! however i don't see the point for using bittorent!! A lot of people with a router need to open the ports for using it with BT! and dont know how to do that... ---> you get threads like: "can you help me open ports on my router blablabla..." Alot of people are asking things about there router
    i think it is better to just download the .exe!

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    Those with a router have already opened thoses ports... But to contibute a little, I don't really think that it will be helpfull to release DT... better for big files like the last fedora (for example)
    Carpe diem

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    Well yes bittorrent can be a bit mutch, for small files.

    But i know that many people, download unofficial DT torrents from random trackers. Now they are risking downloading a virus, backdoor or other nasty stuff.

    But if you posted the link to a official torrent, here on the forum, the people that want to download it using a torrent can do it.

    You can give them a warning, like: "Download DT using this torrent, at your own risk. If you dount know what a torrent is, or dont know the risk, then please download DT using the normal website link."

    There are lots of torrent DT on the net, providing official torrent will only mean, that those who wish to use BT, have a safer torrent to use.

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