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vinicius

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Dear all,

I am considering using BTSync to keep educational content up to date in 4.000 pcs and android devices for offline use.

I would have a few servers as "seeders", sharing the secret for decentralized content update.

The students would be given a read only secret.

It is basically HTML5 content, with videos and images.

Like this educational module here: http://moodle.unasus...t&testcookies=1

We are going to publish a few hundred of it.

Would that be a good idea?

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Bittorrent sync is still in alpha so it's good for testing.

Just wait after release candidate.

I also think it's better to make a website for the students.

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We can wait a few months.

Our students are rural medical doctors.

We have too many students, and many in rural areas and in the rainforest were they won't have internet acess most of the time. Sync is important so that they may have offline access.

Too many GBs of data for a single website. Videos and such.

Fortunately, monthly they go to town or meet a coleage or tutor.

Using bit torrent sync they could get updated material in this meeting. Even with poor Internet connection, for later offline use.

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Coud you please PM me your email. We would like to discuss your use case and see what we can be done. But obviously Sync is pretty much the only way to effectively distribute Gb of data across thousands of people.

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Wow, what an awesome use case!

It would be really cool if your devices also supported easy Adhoc Wi-Fi connections such that a student with updated data could sync another student he bumped into without needing a Wi-Fi network.

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This would be a really strong use case and should be documented by both those testing the method, and BTSync themselves. You guys should definitely collaborate -- never know when you'll be able to get 4k simultaneous users again (at least while in beta).

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