Re: Could be done with BitTorrent alone
> Instead of mixing HTTP, FTP and
> Torrents, one could just use Torrents to
> get the listed benefits: Torrents let
> you address multiple trackers, so there
> is no single point of failure at that
> point. Instead of having 5 HTTP or
> FTP Mirrors, you can deploy 5
> "always on" seeds for your
> data on different hosts. That way,
> everyone has the chance to always reach
> a 100% seed. I don't see why HTTP and
> FTP should be added to the mix, they
> just make things more complicated IMHO.
You could also modify the tracker to only give the IP addresses of seeds instead of any other peers. Although this sort of defeats the point of BitTorrent, it's a quick and easy solution which would solve the problems in the article by using different sources to download from.