[Hpr] Why no hpr torrent yet?

Ken Fallon ken.fallon at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 19:50:25 PST 2013

Hi dg,

I apologise for the use of the word slurp, as it implies that it is a bad thing. It is not. All are welcome to slurp away. 

We had the discussion about torrents before and the problem is that as each new episode is added the torrent file changes and so the whole X amount of gigs would be downloaded again each day.

Pokey suggested bitlockersync as a possible solution to this. Once the mailing list is archived we can actually point to that discussion.

I argued that torrents are not as cacheable as http, so while the entire archive was marked as downloaded or "slurped", that doesn't mean that it all was downloaded as much may have been taken from ISPs caches. Whither torrents or http download is used is a technical argument and could be argued either way. Your point about there been no easy way to get the entire archive is valid and the hpr vps we have been given is at your disposal for whatever solution is arrived at. Also we can make rsync or ftp access available to the master mirrors.

So please continue the discussion on what you would like to see, and in the meantime Slurp away.



dg <dg at deepgeek.us> wrote:

>Hi, all,
>What gives?  A sad day it is for me to realize, after listening to the
>last HPR community news (where it was said "a few people slurped the
>whole feed,") that I can't find a legal torrent for hpr?  I thought
>surly archive.org would be torrenting our files, but they appear to not
>be doing this.
>So I actually have 73 Gig on my zfs array available, but my collection
>is a hodge-podge mix of mp3 and ogg.  I thought of doing it on my own
>totally and claiming to be some kind of torrent hero, but I thought
>better that I might first check to see if anybody made any attempts
>along these lines and that my info was correct before proceeding.  It
>would also be nice to know if anybody has a legal private tracker
>before trying to duplicate effort.
>I'm thinking that if even a third of this list can seed just when they
>are home at their computer, we can have a pretty good torrent going
>into the future, relieving bandwidth on the main server and possibly
>averting web bottlenecks and unnecessary bandwidth issues.
>I'm wondering whether or not to start with the first one thousand eps
>of the speex or ogg format.  I guess the mp3 might be more poplar (and
>might cut bandwidth needs better, as those files are the largest) but I
>come here to brainstorm before doing anything.
>Ken, is it possible that I could get a password into the main servers
>ftp to do one big efficient slurp sometime in the future?  Or do you
>have any sneaky tar files anywhere?
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