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Re: Torrent downloads


Hi Nick,

Is there anything else I can help with here?
I see 5.1.8 update is released already.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 3:48 AM Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Oh, I did verify that, sorry I wasn't clear. It definitely works.
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 02:00 Nick Østergaard <oe.nick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I was implicitly hoping you could explicitly verify for me that using the
>> OSDN url would support range requests.  :)
>> tor. 1. okt. 2020 09.09 skrev Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>:
>>> Yes, it does. I think it will work with any http server supporting range
>>> requests.
>>> You can have multiple webseed urls in the torrent as well, just pass
>>> --urlList flag multiple times.
>>> On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 11:28 PM Nick Østergaard <oe.nick@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Does it also work with the OSDN mirror?
>>>> tor. 1. okt. 2020 02.42 skrev Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I recall we had this discussion before about providing torrent files
>>>>> for release downloads to reduce the slowdown related to rush traffic. it
>>>>> didn't go far mainly because of resources needed to maintain separate
>>>>> torrent seeding infrastructure.
>>>>> I recently discovered that p2p torrent protocol supports webseeding, a
>>>>> feature that allows torrent clients to download chunks of files from
>>>>> standard http/ftp servers. It's implemented by most major torrent client
>>>>> software. This way the file is initially seeded by the http server but as
>>>>> more and more peers get the data the swarm takes over most of the traffic
>>>>> load.
>>>>> I tried it out and it works nicely with kicad's existing http download
>>>>> resources so there is no need to have separate infra for torrents!
>>>>> Would you be open to adding this?
>>>>> All that is needed is put .torrent files either on kicad website or
>>>>> even better, on the https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/ server next
>>>>> to the installers and add a link to them.
>>>>> I've generated torrents with webseed information for 5.1.7 here:
>>>>> https://forum.kicad.info/t/torrents-for-kicad-stable-version-5-1-7-win-and-osx/16609/14?u=qu1ck
>>>>> To do it yourself in the future is trivial, here is the bash script I
>>>>> used to create the files:
>>>>> for f in *.exe ; do
>>>>> create-torrent "$f" -o $f.torrent --urlList
>>>>> https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/windows/stable/
>>>>> done
>>>>> for f in *.dmg ; do
>>>>> create-torrent "$f" -o $f.torrent --urlList
>>>>> https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/osx/stable/
>>>>> done
>>>>> It depends on create-torrent utility that you can get by running "npm
>>>>> install -g create-torrent"
>>>>> I can also make a merge request on the kicad website if someone will
>>>>> upload the torrent files to the s3 server.
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Andrew
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