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Topic # 111545 7-Nov-2012 02:32 Send private message

is slingshots cache open to the entire internet or does it only work for slingshot customers, like if i changed to orcon, would torrents still come down from their cache or would this come from the orcon equivalent  if they even have one?













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  Reply # 713302 7-Nov-2012 06:13 Send private message

Slingshots cache only works for slingshots customers- no it wont work if u switch to orcon and no orcon doesnt have a torrent cache

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  Reply # 713381 7-Nov-2012 09:56 Send private message

i thought orcon had their own bittorrent cache?

update: apparently orcon are caching p2p using something called peerapp.




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  Reply # 713418 7-Nov-2012 11:01 Send private message

ooo okay, thanks :) I don't download many torrents, so it doesn't really matter either way, but i was just curious.













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  Reply # 713555 7-Nov-2012 15:15 Send private message

Obviously, given the sensitivity of the data held within such caches there is nothing official on the matter from Callplus/Slingshot. Technically the data is hashed and torrents only run to 99% so is not complete, so it lives in a grey area of the law.

From what I've seen and heard from testing, Slingshot's p2p cache will download from any user but only uploads to Slingshot users. At least, that's how it worked when it was first introduced, so I'm assuming no major changes have been made. 

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