Contributed by grey on from the sharing the bandwidth dept.
I have made some OpenBSD 3.6 torrents available for the source and i386 architecture.
They are available at http://www.rraz.net/OpenBSD/
The actual links to the torrents are:
It should go without saying that these are unofficial, just like the torrent that dhartmei announced in Friday's release announcement thread. Still, bittorrent is a useful means to distribute load, and I did hear some demand for an amd64 torrent recently (although I've yet to see one). For those who use these, keep in mind that the tracker won't be as long lived as this article.
Meanwhile, on a related note Anthony asked:
I have security concerns about bittorrent. I often run the client for days or weeks at a time, sometimes several instances at once. In that situation the client is exposed to all the same threats that a server is, so I'd like to take whatever precautions I reasonably can. Since the client runs as the user by default, it would be pretty bad if an exploit were discovered.
I run the bt client on my OpenBSD firewall because it's the only computer I have that I don't turn off. For security reasons (it also makes configuring PF easier), I created a user torrent and I run the client as this user, inside its home directory. I'm not really sure what else I can do short of setting up a jail with all the libraries Python needs.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
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