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

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Wed Mar 22 22:36:30 UTC 2006

Jack Bailey wrote:
>> I am unable to use BitTorrent due to being behind a firewall.  Does 
>> anyone
>> have the 4.3 DVD image available for download?
> Don't know about the rest of you guys, but for me,  BitTorrent downloads 
> are much slower than FTP.  I was able to download the CDs at about 5-6 
> minutes each, the torrent took over 10 hours.  I hereby cast a vote for 
> the posting the DVD image.  One image, or a set of files created with 
> split(1).

you have a local problem on your end or a mis configured bittorrent 
client - look at this :

at time of release, the DVD torrents were seeding ( for x86_64, i386 and 
ia64 together ) at over 1.3 GiB/sec.

its only grown from there. And almost everyone who's commented on it - 
has said that they have been able to saturate their links with the 
torrent ( eg. one guy on irc was leeching at 35MiB/sec earlier in the 
day today ... )

I find it hard to believe that in general terms, ftp would offer much 
better performance.

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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