[OS X TeX] MacTeX-2008 Status
thomas at bohnomat.de
Wed Sep 3 17:14:53 EDT 2008
On 3 Sep 2008, at 22:21, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
> Using p2p software is a major violation of security policies at
> work, so bittorrent wasn't an option.
I don't think that this policy has anything to do with security but
with the fact that P2P software can be used for downloading
copyrighted materials with no licence.
But actually BitTorrent is a an efficient way to distribute large
files with a lot of people or distribute a large file to a lot of
mirrors at the same time. And like most networks, it is getting better
when you add one more node.
Maybe an idea for 2009, distribute MacTeX via BiTorrent to the mirrors.
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