Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bittorrent CDN Part 2

So work has been majorly busy recently and I haven't had much time to do more thinking about anything really. One thing I did find in relation to the "Bittorrent CDN" idea was fsniper.

It's a pretty cool app by the looks of it. Basically it runs a script based on a file appearing in a directory. Once I get my linux install back up and running (planning to evaluate Linux Mint on an old laptop of mine) I'll be testing it out.

I'm thinking some dedicated servers on the likes of OVH could be an option to start testing out the "CDN." Also recently the idea of a Darknet has come up. So maybe a Darknet CDN running over Bittorrent may feature as part of the idea soon...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Building a CDN using Bittorrent?

I've been mulling something over for a little while, based on something from work... I'm thinking of a CDN which uses Bittorrent to replicate the files thereby reducing the need for major bandwidth infrastructure? It's just an idea, a mental exercise to keep my brain idling.

So far here are my thoughts:
- A pickup directory which is monitored by some form of service
- Once a file is placed in the pickup directory a torrent file is created and replicated to all of the edge sites (custom private tracker?)
- The torrent then seeds as usual until all sites on the network have a full copy
- Clients can then get a local copy of their data.

I'll work on this as a thought exercise a bit more over the coming weeks. I'm sure this is full of holes as it stands and maybe I've got the CDN part completely arseways when I say no need for major bandwidth!

I'm aiming for a cross-platform sort of idea. Possibly something web-based? I dunno. Might be interesting, we'll see where it goes.


Monday, April 12, 2010

The New Economy

Just heard that great phrase yesterday - "The New Economy"

What a cracking phrase. It really brings a positive outlook to the doom and gloom of the past months. It got me thinking, which recently has been something I've tried to avoid. It's not that we are all doomed (where there are ups there will surely follow downward trends) but it's just we need to adjust to the current situation and come up with new ways to enjoy ourselves and to use creativity to spur on innovation and conjure up new ideas for earning a living.

I'll definitely be using this phrase but hopefully not for long!
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