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Re: [rhn-users] V9.0 ISO 2



Use bittorrent...i got all of them no problem

http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/rh9.html

cheers,

Teren


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario J. Borgnia" <mborgnia nih gov>
To: <rhn-users redhat com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [rhn-users] V9.0 ISO 2


> I was able to resume downloading with curl. However 1 out of three iso
> images came corrupted. It may or may not be related.
>
>
> On Tue, 2003-04-01 at 13:34, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> > On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Ken Snider wrote:
> >
> > > Steve Wakelin wrote:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > Trying to download and seem only to be presented with an empty file.
> > > >
> > > > Anyone else experiencing this?
> > >
> > > Yep. Using curl, I simply had to retry, and retry, and retry, until it
spit
> > > out a valid ISO.
> > >
> > > Also, remember that the URL they give you has a very short lifespan,
try
> > > reloading your RHN page and using the new URL.
> >
> > Yeah, that's another thing that's wrong with this whole scheme. For the
> > benefit of the rest of the folks here, let me list *all* the issues I've
> > encountered:
> >
> > 1. Bandwidth. There simply isn't enough bandwidth for downloading the
> > ISOs to all the RHN subscribers who want them. This is something the RHN
> > folks could have anticipated, but not quantified. They essentially
> > invited a DDoS attack on their facility, and are struggling to adapt to
> > it.
> >
> > 2. The URLs have a very limited lifespan. You have to reload the page
> > every time you have to restart. And, because of 1, it takes a long time
> > to reload the page.
> >
> > 3. "curl -C -" doesn't work. If you get a partial download, and then it
> > croaks, you need to start over from scratch. I can't tell if this is a
> > separate problem from 2 or if it's because of 2, but the end result is
> > the same ... if you only get 600 MB of a 650 MB ISO the first time, you
> > have to get the whole 650 MB the second time, not just the last 50 MB.
> >
> > Putting on my marketing hat, the correct way to offer "early access" to
> > RHN subscribers would be to offer discounted or free next-day shipping
> > of the Red Hat Professional box set, shipped on the same day Red Hat
> > ships to its retail outlets. Compare the bandwidth and cost per megabyte
> > per second of multiple cargo aircraft full of DVDs and CDs with that of
> > the Internet.
> --
> Mario J. Borgnia <mborgnia nih gov>
>
>
>
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