Support fetching packages using P2P technology

Bug #912402 reported by James Haigh on 2012-01-05
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In Progress
James Haigh

Bug Description

By using Bittorrent we would get a load of great features out-of-the-box.

With Local Peer Discovery, a LAN would only have to download packages once (with no config/setup).

We would save bandwidth on Ubuntu's servers.

The network would be more robust as it would be p2p/decentralised.

I suggest using a dedicated download tool for this. I am working on a branch attempting to support Aria2 and Deluge.

Changed in aptboost:
assignee: nobody → James Haigh (james.r.haigh)
assignee: James Haigh (james.r.haigh) → nobody
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → James Haigh (james.r.haigh)
Changed in aptdaemon:
status: New → Opinion
James Haigh (james.r.haigh) wrote :

Actually, Bittorrent isn't the only option for peer to peer technology. I'm considering adding GNUnet support to my branch.

summary: - Support Bittorrent for fetching packages
+ Support fetching packages using P2P technology
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