Bug 123344 - Network install via BitTorrent (similar to HTTP install)
Summary: Network install via BitTorrent (similar to HTTP install)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-17 12:00 UTC by Niels Kristian Jensen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 18:08:48 UTC

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Description Niels Kristian Jensen 2004-05-17 12:00:28 UTC
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Description of problem:
I am fond of the FTP and HTTP install metohods using the bootable CD 
made from boot.iso - but I would be even more happy to see 
a "BitTorrent" option.

Benefits include very little input, since only the tracker needs to 
be input.

Other benefits would be significatly lower pressure on your servers 
and mirrors.

I am not able to supply an enhancement to do this, but if you point 
to some files of the anaconda program where the enhancement may be 
input, some one else may be able to do it.

I'll be glad to help you test it.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Patch
2. Get test-results from me
3. Profit :-)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ricky Ng-Adam 2004-05-24 18:08:47 UTC
It would be nice if when this feature is implemented, there would also
be possible to have a checkbox with "Create cd-rom/dvd images from
Bittorrent downloads".  That way, the install can proceed quickly by
Bittorrent but future installs can also be done from those burned images.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-07 18:08:48 UTC
The problem is that bittorrent is really only useful for larger files
and when the people using it join the torrent.  Which doesn't work so
well with the way the installer works.

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