Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#3244 closed defect (wontfix)

Research moving mirrors to a bittorrent distro model

Reported by: phobos Owned by: phobos
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
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Description

Research pros and cons of moving our website distribution to a peer to peer model, so one can mirror our entire website (all static html and binaries) via bittorrent. Current methods are https scraping or rsync.

Further, do we push out updates and point www.torproject.org to a list of bt peers so anyone can serve up the website?

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comment:1 in reply to:  description ; Changed 8 years ago by arma

Replying to phobos:

Research pros and cons of moving our website distribution to a peer to peer model, so one can mirror our entire website (all static html and binaries) via bittorrent. Current methods are https scraping or rsync.

Fine by me if we figure out the logistics.

Further, do we push out updates and point www.torproject.org to a list of bt peers so anyone can serve up the website?

That seems unwise, since we a) don't want to give our ssl cert to every such place, and b) don't want to trust every such place to give the right binaries to users.

The broader question here is "how can we make use of our website mirrors, since currently no users even know to look for them"

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 8 years ago by phobos

Replying to arma:

Further, do we push out updates and point www.torproject.org to a list of bt peers so anyone can serve up the website?

That seems unwise, since we a) don't want to give our ssl cert to every such place, and b) don't want to trust every such place to give the right binaries to users.

We trust mirrors to give out binaries now. Many users use the mirrors to get the tor binaries.

The broader question here is "how can we make use of our website mirrors, since currently no users even know to look for them"

Users seem to ask google for tor mirrors, and go from there. I've seen this first hand in my trainings. Roughly none have gone to torproject.org, they all go to google, bing, or yahoo and search for 'tor browser bundle' when asked to find tbb.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by phobos

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

killing this ticket, as bittorrent should be one function of a better mirroring system, not the mirroring system itself.  Opening a new ticket that will cover the fantasy mirroring system.

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