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Generalised BitTorrent

Generalised BitTorrent

Posted Oct 25, 2012 7:39 UTC (Thu) by SimonO (guest, #56318)
Parent article: Content-centric networking with CCNx

It looks to me like a generalised form of bittorrent.

I wonder if it can do a hierarchical request as well, say I want the latest $distro image. I send out my interest in it on CCNx and it returns with a list of more CCNx chunks that I can send out interest for. This way I can receive the chunks from multiple sources simultaneously. Obviously, the CCNx "layer" could abstract this out for me.


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Generalised BitTorrent

Posted Oct 25, 2012 8:48 UTC (Thu) by etienne (guest, #25256) [Link]

Maybe distribution updates can be done through CCNx so that the first PC download new packages over ADSL and nearby PCs would not need to touch ADSL (whatever the first PC noticing it has to update/ no apt-cache config).
I would not mind if my neighbour uses my wireless to download those local files neither... or if my ARM Linux TV downloads its update from my ARM Linux phone.

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