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

Marko A. Jennings markobiz at bluegargoyle.com
Wed Mar 22 23:03:27 UTC 2006

On Wed, March 22, 2006 5:55 pm, Karanbir Singh said:
> Jack Bailey wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I do believe that something is wrong with the setup. I get torrent
>> connection speeds that vary wildly from 10KB/sec to about 200KB/sec. FTP
>> gets me about 1380KB/sec.
> surely, these are not centos DVD image torrents you are talking about
> here ?  if they are - can you give me some time scales as to when you
> had this sort of a speed issue ?

I've been experiencing similar speeds as those described by Jack all day
today.  The 4-CD torrent was really fast, but the one for the DVD has been
much slower.


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