Re: [linux-audio-user] Sharing samples via P2P

From: Dana Olson <dana@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Sat Mar 25 2006 - 00:53:02 EET

On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 22:34 +0000, wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Mar, 2006 at 09:50PM +0000, carmen spake thus:
> > On Fri Mar 24, 2006 at 04:09:00PM -0500, lee@email-addr-hidden wrote:
> > > bittorrent has command line clients. The bittorrent package in debian comes with two.
> >
> > BT is mainly designed for a few large files with brief initial bursts of popularity to sustain the distribution model..a few gigs of SXSW trailers, pirated movies, DVD ISO's or what not
> >
> > for a bunch of more obscure files (drum hits created with Smack, ZynnAddSub patches, asound.conf's), something like eMule works much better. i think we probably want something like that, only more minimal, and without all the warez. i think there should be a requirement for the network, Public Domain, CC, GPL/BSD/MIT licensed content only, or at least make it glaringly obvious if it isnt.
> >
> > has anyone investigated coral? it looks like some kind of public free distributed akamai..
> >
> > W.A.S.T.E. is an egregious waste of bandwidth, and i dont see it in portage anyway. what about freenet, anyone used that?
> >
> > i think a web interface would be best for categorization, commenting, forking, user-submitted revisions etc..then point to the actual content on freenet or coral (unless that rumour about paul's 1.8 TB of disk space and bandwidth just sitting idle is true..)
> The Circle ( looks good.
> One file to download and go. Also has instant messaging and IRC style
> comms.
> We could have our own little network pretty quickly, methinks.
> Done properly, we could get a lot from something like this.
> James

There's another option, part of the GNU project:
I don't know about other distros, but it is in debian for sure, adding
to convenience.

I've never heard of Coral or The Circle before. And Freenet.. I looked
at it before, and it seems kinda complex just to share some
music-related files.

I think that whatever we choose, it should be easy for most users to get
it installed. There are a lot of people who just want to use their PC
and the applications there, and don't want to have to download seven
libraries and compile everything from souce. Maybe no one on this list
minds, but we would really limit the possibilites to restrict it to just
us. Just my 2 cents..

If I had the bandwidth and disk space (or money to fund it), I'd prefer
a website for all this stuff, including hosting of the files. It'd be a
lot more convenient - if James is offline, and he is the only one who is
still sharing MetallicDrumBeats.tar.bz2 which I wanna get, then I'm out
of luck. If it's on a website, then yay, I can download it.

Hmm, what about a page at SourceForge? I don't know if they have limits
on something like this, but I remember seeing something on SF that was
not an application, but a website for free stuff. I can't remember
exactly what it was, but it might be possible that they would host it


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