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Re: Question regarding the torrent for FC6



On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 14:46:56 -0400, tom wrote:

> 
> I've been wget/ftp/http'ing my cds of fedora in the past, so I thought I'd 
> try using bittorrent via a daughter's cable connection and mac. Going for 
> the Zod-binary-i386, at 49 MB into the download I'm seeing download rates 
> bouncing between 0.4K/s and perhaps 10k/s. Somehow those figures don't 
> seem right to me. The upload rate is running 7-9K/s, so it isn't because 
> I'm not sharing.
> 
> Any clues as to what to check??


I tried torrent too, in good faith, and because traditionally mirrors
are slow during releases. I noticed similar things: I had an upload
speed of 20Kb/s and 15-19Kb/s download. 

So after a while I thought I'd try the always reliable kernel.org, and lo
and behold, I got the entire dvd at some 700Kb/s, in 1-2 hrs.

Torrent is a good initiative. If only it worked. Most people have
cable/dsl connections, and their upload speed is some 20-30Kb/s. That
means you would have to be downloading from about 20-30 people
simultaneously to get the equivalent of 600Kb/s (and be the only one
downloading from those people). I'm not sure this is feasible.

Get it from mirrors.kernel.org, burn it, install it, and be done with it.




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