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That last multicast update distribution mechanism thing sounds awfully like a weird implementation of bittorrent to me.
OLPC's software update problem
Posted Jul 7, 2007 12:01 UTC (Sat) by csamuel (✭ supporter ✭, #2624)
I was thinking more like Flamethrower, its
Freshmeat entry says:
Flamethrower is a multicast file distribution system. It
was originally created to add multicast install capabilities to
SystemImager, but is designed as a stand-alone package. It works with
entire directory heirarchies, rather than single files. It uses a server
configuration file, which takes module entries similar to rsyncd.conf. It
is an on-demand system; multicast of a module is initiated when a client
connects, but it waits a predetermined period for other clients to
connect before beginning.
Sounds rather handy to me..
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