Proposal for a new HTTP header: X-Torrent

15 01 2009

The thinking behind the X-Torrent header is that whenever a web server returns any headers over HTTP, it includes an X-Torrent header pointing to a torrent tracker for that document. When a website becomes heavily loaded, browsers would use the BitTorrent protocol to obtain the requested document or resource from their peers, distributing the load.

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