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Re: Question regarding the torrent for FC6



On Wednesday 25 October 2006 20:53, Amadeus W. M. wrote:
> 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.

I used the straightforward torrent with azureus, and, apart from a slow start, 
go around 200Kb/s

Anne

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