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    Ooh, I could murder a..... datacentre code repository? Wut?

    Fast datacentre code deployment using modified bittorrent. Interesting read.

    Writeup: Twitter Engineering: Murder: Fast datacenter code deploys using BitTorrent
    Source: https://github.com/lg/murder

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    and apparently Facebook does a similar thing. (No link, just random forum posts).

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    What took them so long? People have been using BitTorrent for deploying software since at least early 2008...

    TorrentFreak - Dutch University Uses BitTorrent to Update Workstations
    TorrentFreak - DistriBrute: P2P Powered Desktop Deployment

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    If think the interesting thing (in the video on the twitter engineering article) is the way they've told bittornado to distribute stuff.

    Rather than using many<-->many (and suffering the inter-server chatter / processing overhead) they've told it to go server1-server2-server3-server4-server5-server6-serverNth, which means they don't have processing overhead on each node (and twitter webservers don't go pear-shaped under the load). They also found out that over however many thousand servers, there's no real difference in speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    What took them so long? People have been using BitTorrent for deploying software since at least early 2008...

    TorrentFreak - Dutch University Uses BitTorrent to Update Workstations
    TorrentFreak - DistriBrute: P2P Powered Desktop Deployment
    So if someone injected / inserted a virus / malware / spyware into one of the machines / peers that were using the bit torrent client(s) then it would share this with other machines and hence the bit torrent clients ( Distribrute ) would act like a virus itself as it would share this with other machines etc ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    So if someone injected / inserted a virus / malware / spyware into one of the machines / peers that were using the bit torrent client(s) then it would share this with other machines and hence the bit torrent clients ( Distribrute ) would act like a virus itself as it would share this with other machines etc ?
    I suspect it'd fail the hash check. If you compromised the seeding server(s), you'd have more luck.

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