Feature changed by: Stanislav Visnovsky (visnov)
Feature #305874, revision 11
Title: Enable peer to peer downloading of patches/software
- Buildservice: Rejected by (adrianSuSE)
+ Buildservice: Rejected by Adrian Schröter (adriansuse)
reject date: 2010-02-20 10:10:08
reject reason: fail to understand what feature in OBS is needed here.
Please reopen if you can describe that.
openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Stephan Kulow (coolo)
reject date: 2009-03-30 20:21:06
reject reason: out of focus
- openSUSE-11.3: New
+ openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by Stanislav Visnovsky (visnov)
+ reject reason: Not done. Moving to backlog.
+ openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
+ Requester: Desirable
Requested by: Johan Kotze (gogga)
Product Manager: (Novell)
Project Manager: (Novell)
Technical Contact: (Novell)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
It would be great if we could somehow include a peer to peer
functionality for the download of patches/packages. This would greatly
reduce the number of mirrors required and would increase the
performance for many users in countries with limited international
bandwidt. I was thinking that we host a torrent tracker on opensuse.org
and build a torrent client into zypper/libzypp and allow the user to
allocate a portion of disk space for downloaded packages. Most modern
systems have ample disk space and should be able to spare around 4GB
for downloaded packages. This is also in line with the spirit of
community where we help each other out. If it works well, it could also
be used to distribute patched internally inside an organization when
they deploy SLE.
#1: Marek Stopka (m4r3k) (2009-03-06 09:03:43)
I would rather see something like GNUnet used for this :-)
#2: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-03-30 20:23:00)
I would think with using aria2 as download client, it would
automatically work once we use opensuse.org
tracker for _everything_.
But if not, we push the software side to 11.3, as for 11.2 we only want
to work on the top 5 features.
#3: Robert Davies (robopensuse) (2009-11-30 19:30:27)
What I'm seeing downloading oS via torrent, is shortage of seeders,
downloading with aria2c gets the file quickly, but then what's the
point of p2p if the finished downloaders don't stick around for a
So in short, aria2c is great but doing p2p right, requires a YaST
module to configure upload bandwidth, perhaps open firewall port, and
some policy to keep downloaded files for some time to seed. May to
avoid global overload with huge numbers seediers & peers, some type of
localised tracker required analagous to NTP servers, with country &
#4: Robert Davies (robopensuse) (2009-11-30 19:33:46)
Just to add a concern might be to download/upload within ISP (or
intranet's) network range, due to bandwidth & traffic rationing, not
just raw speed.
#5: Adrian Schröter (adriansuse) (2010-02-20 10:09:39)
I fail to see what feature from OBS is needed here. I suppose this is
independend of it.