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July 14, 2011, 02:27:22 AM
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Guys!

 I'm wondering why there is no option to download the official Bitcoin software via Bittorrent P2P network...   :-/

 Anyway, I something happens in our world, I will always be seeding through P2P what I think is important for people, so, here is the Bitcoin software and source seeded via BitTorrent, powered by Transmission and Ubuntu!

Transmission

 Magnet Links:

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:e616b516ed23bcd8237f97e06e1c11f2bec1f457&dn=bitcoin-0.3.24-linux

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:e7d1fe783c53af0da53ec733cccb2711a6e0baf4&dn=bitcoin-0.3.23-macosx

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:9b0870fe147794c4c0cf5508758c25c5196611ef&dn=bitcoin-0.3.24-win32

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:dee9879ad9fbc241387339ca4631777a9d50aced&dn=bitcoin-0.3.24-win32-setup

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:90cc5144fb695be0bf66c0ee4053ddcbac3ff0a7&dn=bitcoin-bitcoin-v0.3.24-42-g9cd22ab

 Torrent files:

 http://www.seedpeer.com/details/3668193/bitcoin-0-3-24-linux.html

 http://www.seedpeer.com/details/3668194/bitcoin-0-3-23-macosx.html

 I lost the link to "bitcoin-0.3.24-win32.torrent" within seedpeer... When I try to upload again, they say that the file is already there...  :-/

 http://www.seedpeer.com/details/3668266/bitcoin-0-3-24-win32-setup.html

 http://www.seedpeer.com/details/3668267/bitcoin-bitcoin-v0-3-24-42-g9cd22ab.html

 Well, this can be a simple test but, my point is, why do not provide Bitcoin downloads from Torrent at the main web site http://www.bitcoin.org/ ?


 After that, come to mind the .torrent file type and the Magnet URI scheme and I found this post:

 Bitcoin Magnet link:
 http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=4968.0

 Let's do the magnet or URN handlrer for Bitcoin?! Using for instance, the Magnet URI Scheme?

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet_URI_scheme
 ...Although it could be used for other applications, it is particularly useful in (but not limited to) a peer-to-peer context...

 And / or based on URN: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Name

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July 14, 2011, 02:30:19 AM
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I'm wondering why there is no option to download the official Bitcoin software via Bittorrent P2P network...   :-/

It's not large enough for BitTorrent to be particularly useful. Remember that BitTorrent was designed to move very large files; for small files like the Bitcoin distribution it's faster and easier to just direct download. Now, BitTorrent could be quite useful for distributing copies of the block chain (e.g. blocks 0 through 134444) to new clients.

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An old block chain used to have a torrent floating around. An updated one is available at http://bitcoin.bluematt.me/bitcoin-nightly/blockchain-nightly/ and I believe a snapshot is available on sf or gh somewhere. The block chain is the large part but if you download it, you will not check the validity. So I wouldn't trust a torrent of the block chain anymore.

It's best for you to download bitcoin from a trusted source like sf and then download the block chain from bitcoin's internal p2p network.

It should also be acceptable to have a trusted source -- i.e., the client developers -- to periodically push a .torrent of the blockchain to, say, Sourceforge, just like the client itself. The torrent protocol does include SHA for blocks and files, so it's actually a quite robust way to distribute things.

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July 14, 2011, 02:41:36 AM
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An old block chain used to have a torrent floating around. An updated one is available at http://bitcoin.bluematt.me/bitcoin-nightly/blockchain-nightly/ and I believe a snapshot is available on sf or gh somewhere. The block chain is the large part but if you download it, you will not check the validity. So I wouldn't trust a torrent of the block chain anymore.

It's best for you to download bitcoin from a trusted source like sf and then download the block chain from bitcoin's internal p2p network.

actually, BT is hash anal, it will automatically delete the pieces that do not match without asking you. all you need is for a trusted person to say what the hash is of the block chain is.

right now after i close the bitcoin client i have 1 file called log.0000000162 size is 9.53 MB (10,000,000 bytes). when i compress it is gets really small 1.35 MB (1,420,207 bytes). it takes hours to download that the normal way, but like 10 min at most on a bad connection via BT.

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