[CentOS] Non-torrent D/L of 4.3 DVD image?

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Wed Mar 22 22:25:42 UTC 2006


On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 14:11 -0800, Jack Bailey wrote:
> Maciej Żenczykowski wrote:
> 
> > It's not a matter of voting... it's a matter of paying for the ftp server
> > bandwidth. Using bittorrent you pay for the transfer by uploading a bit
> > yourself, not to mention that many volunteers (like me) leave their
> > bittorrents clients up and running long after they're done downloading
> > (I've already uploaded about 35 DVD's worth).
> 
> 
> What's the difference between 4 CDs and 1 DVD split into 4 chunks? 
> Nothing. If you want to make a case for distributing costs, then yank 
> the CDs and make them only available as torrents as well.
> 

umm ... we are already distributing the CD ... if/when we distribute the
DVD, that is, of course, that is an additional doubling of the size.

The major issue with the DVD is still it's size.  At > 2gb (x12 arches)
it is a problem to all but FTP and apache that has been given LFS
support.

So, Jack, are you writing the check to do (2.2gb/DVD)x(12 DVDS)x(100
mirrors)= 2640 GB = 2.64 TB just to get the DVDs to the mirrors.

Also we are going to have a CentOS5 and CentOS6 probably before we get
rid of centos-2 ... and there will be 4 arches (OR 11TB) just to
transfer the DVDs to the mirrors them ... and it makes 26.4GBx4=105gb of
mirror space just for DVDs ....

I'm not sure you have completely though out the implications of your
simple suggestion. 
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