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Re: [tdf-mirrors] How do download statistic work for bittorrent downloads?


Hi Christian, *,

put this on the public list as it is of public interest ;o)).

Am 12.03.2012 17:48 schrieb Christian Lohmaier:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 5:02 PM, Friedrich Strohmaier
> <damokles4-listen@bits-fritz.de> wrote:

[.. LiBO bittorrent downloads ..]

>> I wonder how those downloads are tracked for the downlaod statistic.

> I'm not sure whether torrents are currently included in the
> download-stats, but they would be counted just like regular downloads,
> as donwloads of the .torrent file is handled via mirrorbrain.
> I think it is safe to assume that people won't download the torrents
> by visiting the tracker.

Agreed, but while syncing the opposite problem might occur..

>> What is the recommended way to get the torrent files up to date:

>> - Downloading them via wget?
>> - Syncing them via rsync?

> rsync won't work, as they are "virtual".

Valid for rsync but working with wget. The file's links *do* exist and
can be downloaded via wget, wich admittedly has to be tweaked
accordingly.

It worked here for the ISO files issueing:
wget -P ~/<local_dir> -nc -np -nd -nv -ErA "*.torrent","*.mirrorlist"
http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/box/

> (created by mirrorbrain on-the-fly).
> While the tracker also has a copy of the torrents, it is not the
> recommended way to get them from the tracker.

O.K. Indeed they contain information of "nearby" seeders which depend on
your location..

> A combination of rsync and wget will be the best fit. i.e. retrieve
> the list of files via rsync, and then use wget to get the file with an
> appended ".torrent" from download.documentfoundation.org

But issues might arise while syncing, done by a cronjob. If for example
you want sync 4 times an hour (as I intended to) then 4 times an hour
the torrent files are downloaded - and thus counted as download. This
might affect stats significantly.

[..]


Gruß/regards
--
Friedrich
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References:
[tdf-mirrors] How do download statistic work for bittorrent downloads?Friedrich Strohmaier <damokles4-listen@bits-fritz.de>
Re: [tdf-mirrors] How do download statistic work for bittorrent downloads?Christian Lohmaier <lohmaier+ooofuture@googlemail.com>
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