[Foundation-l] Donation of DVDs to Wikimedia Foundation Projects

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 23:43:34 UTC 2007

Anthony wrote:
> On 1/2/07, Robert Scott Horning <robert_horning at netzero.net> wrote:
>> I'm sure you
>> could do some specific accounting to determine what it would cost for
>> the WMF to host just as storage on a hard drive about 1GB of data,
>> together with serving 1TB of data as bandwidth (assuming that this 1GB
>> file is downloaded at least 1000 times.... a rather conservative notion
>> given crawling engines alone not to mention interested Wikimedia users).
> FWIW, none of the major crawlers download entire gigabyte sized files.
> For something that huge though, bittorrent seems like a much smarter
> choice, especially if others could be convinced to act as seeds.

Bittorrent has some very major problems with firewalls and proxies.

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