6594Re: [decentralization] BitTorrent + RSS
- Dec 17, 2003On Dec 17, 2003, at 2:18 AM, Julian Bond wrote:
> Scott Raymond <sco@...> wrote:If you have a Web site/RSS feed, it's served by a centralized server.
>> As I see it, the *real* potential of combining BT and RSS is in the
>> reverse: use RSS to publish .torrent URLs. Configure your news
>> aggregator to pass all new .torrents to the BT client, and you've got
>> yourself a media aggregator that uses open standards, plays well with
>> the existing tools, and is easy on the content provider's servers.
> This can be done right now and I believe someone is working on an RSS
> feed of .torrents.
> The problem I think is the location of all the parts. BitTorrent has a
> server component and doesn't play well with NAT. In theory desktop
> aggregators could build the protocol into their code. This would be
> because it would mean that client BT code would stay running and serve
> as an additional source while using background processing to do the
> downloads. But it's bad because they are probably behind NAT and
> probably can't act as a tracking server.
So you just need to get a BT tracker onto that server. (Are you
listening, Six Apart and UserLand?)
Wes Felter - wesley@... - http://felter.org/wesley/
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