Every time I turn on the Bitcoin client it takes days to catch up with the block chain.
Are there alternatives to getting it trickling through the peer-to-peer network? Can I just download it somewhere? Wouldn't this be ideal for distribution via BitTorrent?
If so, how do I import it into the Bitcoin client?
My client would still be validating this data (can it?), and it is all signed and proof-of-worked, so there is no real security problem here, is there?