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November 22, 2004

coral and sheep

A week ago I tweeked Electric Sheep to use the Coral Content Distribution Network. Sheep clients are now pointed at Coral's network of about 100 servers. These servers are in machine rooms all over the world. They fetch the sheep mpg files from, our original server, and then share them among themselves with a P2P network. Coral makes clever use of DNS to connect clients to nearby servers. Despite some glitches users report much improved download speeds. And the graph shows how the bandwidth used by ethereal dropped off from 15mbps where it was capped, to about 3. There is a downside too: coral uses port 8090 which means Electric Sheep no longer runs in many firewalled corporate networks. Thanks to Mike and Tristan! Posted by spot at November 22, 2004 02:25 PM