A record attempt has been started invoving bittorrent, to see just how many seeds can be on one torrent. The current record for simultanious seeds on a torrent is around 124,000, set for an episode of Heroes. The attempt uses a small image file for the contents, and already has a decent number of seeds.
The record attempt was started just after midnight UK time, on July 1st (approx 1 hour ago, at time of writing) and hopes to reach it’s target within a week. Graham, who came up with the attempt, was curious as to just how big a swarm could get, as well as for the main reason of records – to have the person responsible immortalised, even if only briefly, and the initial advertisment was via the UK Pirate Party IRC channel.
Anyone interested in a little brainchild of mine?
Download, seed, that’s it
(Times in US Eastern).
The content can be downloaded from the above link, or by using this Magnet URI
(requires utorrent or similar, will not work with Vuze – If you need some help using a magnet URI, then watch this video)
More mirrors are available here
I’ll keep you posted on how it’s going.
|The image file in the torrent|