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Monday, October 18, 2004

WebTorrent: a BitTorrent Extension for High Availability Servers

WebTorrent: a BitTorrent Extension for High Availability Servers: "Achieving content high-availability is one of the most important goals of a webserver system. In order to achieve high-availability in the traditional client-server setting, the server must have the bandwidth and the hardware needed to handle any peak load that might occur. However, this is a very costly and rarely practical solution, especially for most non-commercial servers subjected to the Slashdotting effect. We propose a WebTorrent system based on BitTorrent that will leverage the resources of the clients to help the server make the content more available. Such a system will help alleviate the load on the server and reduce client download times."

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