Posts Tagged ‘bittorrent’

Measurement Lab

Google today unwrapped Measurement Lab (M-Lab) which can measure connection speed, run diagnostics and check if your ISP is blocking or throttling things via it’s blog. In general it’s a good idea, but it’s nothing new. Sites like dslreports.com and SpeedTest.net have been measuring speed and providing diagnostics for years. The BitTorrent test however isn’t […]

BitTorrent For HTTP Failover

There is a proposal circulating around the web to create a X-Torrent HTTP header for the purpose of pointing to a torrent file as an alternative way to download a file from an overloaded server. I’ve been an advocate of implementing BitTorrent in browsers in particular Firefox since at least 2004 according to this blog, […]

April Fools 2008

As usual, my list of April Fools that I saw today: Google’s Project Virgle the first permanent human colony on Mars. Google’s Gmail Custom Time lets you choose when to send mail. Never be late again. Google’s gDay™ with Mate™ lets you search content on the internet before it’s created. Google Talk to convert conversations […]

Open Source And Recessions

There’s an interesting blog post on Open Source and recessions worth reading. Essentially the question is this: Does a recession have a negative impact on open source? I’d say the answer is somewhat more complex than a simple yes/no. There are many different types of projects out there with entirely different circumstances. However I suspect […]

FoxTorrent

I said back in 2004 that Firefox needs built in support for BitTorrent. My idea was it would be integrated into the download manager so that it was “just another protocol” and would be transparent to a typical user. I still stand by that. Fast forward to 2007: FoxTorrent is by RedSwoosh (now owned by […]

BitTorrent

I said over a year ago Firefox should support BitTorrent. Opera now has support. No it wouldn’t support piracy, or any of the other silly comments people have given over the past year about why it shouldn’t be supported. Launching yet another app to download a file is silly. If Firefox dropped FTP support (because […]

Firefox 1.0 Bittorrent

Just FYI Bit Torrent May help ease the burden on those crying servers. For once hurting a server is a good thing 😀

More on Firefox 0.9

I’ve been on the trunk for a while. A few days ago I went back to 0.8, just to see how life has improved since. All I can say is get downloading if you haven’t already! Yes, it’s that good of a release. The new download is only 4.7 MB in size. Thanks to 7-Zip. […]

ISP’s should run BitTorrent Cache’s

I’ve went on a bit about BitTorrent before. And in part is has happened (regarding Mozilla). We at least have torrents on the homepage! Now to send a little messages to ISP’s: BitTorrent could be an ISP’s best friend. Think networking basics for a minute: Staying within the network is faster, and more reliable. If […]

Mozilla Needs BitTorrent

Background/What is BitTorrent BitTorrent is a protocol rapidly gaining popularity on the Internet for Peer 2 Peer (P2P) downloading large files. For information on how BitTorrent works, visit here. Why BitTorrent? BitTorrent feeds are used on quite a few of the big downloads that people encounter (see below). BitTorrent is also designed to prevent abusers. […]