On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 03:45:11 +1100, Shayne O'Connor wrote:
A torrent seems like a good idea, but in the worst case it will actually
hammer your upstream bandwidth more than uploading it, as it could involve
everyone fetching it directly from your system.
If there is a service out there that acts as a .torrent hosting site and
also a permanant/long term torrent node for the data then you can be sure
that it will be better. I dont know of one though.
It depends wether your trying to be a good citizen by offering people
(potentially) faster downloads, or minimise your upstream bandwidth usage.
FWIW, I wouldn't bother with FLAC and co., I'd just use high-ish rate ogg
files. The difference is hard to spot.