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    Re: apt-get update – why not rsync? (Score: 1)
    by abo on Wednesday, December 05 @ 00:03:23 GMT
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    Whups, make that rsync 3.0, not rsync2

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    Re: apt-get update – why not rsync? (Score: 1)
    by caf on Thursday, December 06 @ 09:14:27 GMT
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    The first is an artifact of the algorithm. The client calculates and sends a signature, the server calculates and sends deltas. This can be reversed; server sends signature, client calculates and requests deltas. This reversing the algo decreases the upload and slightly increases the download sizes. It also nicely lends itself to a http implementation using ranged gets to fetch the deltas. Unfortunately there might be some patent issues with this.

    As I mentioned, I’ve heard these rumours about patent issues before – do you have any more information on this?

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