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Re: Get F10 on usenet

Tom Horsley wrote:
On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:36:42 -0800 (PST)
Fred Silsbee <fredsilsbee yahoo com> wrote:

It is always much much longer than the regular download time estimate!

Do you know why?

It takes a while to settle in. When you first start, it has only found
a few peers, and has a low data rate. After it gets going, it tends
to speed up (of course there are also complications like not having
open ports that allow others to download from you, which makes everyone
hate you and not feed you much data :-).

But even with my cable modem, it usually takes 4 or 5 hours. The
data rate at work was much higher than the best I've ever seen
with a cable modem.

And I'm not seeding anywhere near capacity after I D/L the x86_64 Live ISO. I left BT up to seed, and I'm feeding only ~40kB or 50% of the max I set. Perhaps the peaks are being clipped, but I would hope that 14 peers would keep things at max.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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