[Foundation-l] BitTorrent Downloads
ssanbeg at ask.com
Wed Apr 25 15:33:39 UTC 2007
On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:22:57 -0600, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> Since I have open sourced the wikix program, now anyone wanting the
> images can download them directly from Wikipedia.
> I am in process of restructuring the WikiGadugi site, so anyone wanting
> the bittorrent downloads need to finish up this week,
> as I will discontinue them shortly since folks now have the ability to
> download them directly. The wikix program
> is not very intensive on the main Wikimedia servers. The program is
> setup to behave as several workstations, and it really
> does not take that long to get the images.
I was under the impression that bulk downloads needed to be throttled, and
that it would take a lot longer than that to download everything. Does
this just grab the images as fast as it can get them? Is that allowed?
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