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Re: Downloading Severn2 now...

On Thu, 2003-09-25 at 21:29, Lorenzo Prince wrote:
> Christopher A. Williams staggered into view and mumbled:
> > > > I've got an 80+K/s wget running direct from redhat! 
> > > 
> > > i'm getting 250KB/sec on all three ISOs simultaneously, without
> > > even using bittorrent.  i'll let you know the mirror i'm using after
> > > i'm done with it. :-)
> > 
> > I'm jealous - only getting 200 to 210KB/sec on mine... <smile>
> Now be really jealous!  I gave up on bittorrent.  I found a mirror in the UK that is giving me 347KB/S.  And I have 
> never downloaded at that speed before.  I'm not even in the UK.  I'm in the US.

The thing with bittorrent is that you need a number of people using it
to get benefits, and you get better d/l rates when uploading. Usually a
bittorrent download starts rather slowly and speed increases later on.

Regarding your earlier question: it is uploading segments you already
have to other bittorrent users. Go and read how bittorrent works

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