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About BitTorrent

Published on 2022-06-25

I want to stress to those unaware that BitTorrent can be, and often is, used for entirely legitimate purposes. It is a protocol for downloading large files in a scalable way. It's a good choice any time you want to make a big download available to lots of people simultaneously.

Personally, my only use of BitTorrent has been downloading ISO images for live-boot or installation of Linux distributions, which is not piracy.

ISPs: Please stop indescriminately blocking protocols just because they have been used for piracy. HTTP is also used for piracy. Are you going to block the entire Web?

Tagged: Personal, Irritated