[CentOS] What torrent are y'all using?

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Wed Jun 25 15:49:42 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 15:08 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Michael A. Peters wrote:
> > I grabbed the torrent off of one of the iso mirrors, but it is coming
> > down so slow - I have to wonder if the torrent file is the incorrect one
> > for the bad file mentioned on the list earlier.
> You should be able to check the tracker, make sure its on .centos.org
> Here are the sha1sum's for the right .torrent files:
> aacb74578a98593ceabeab5c99b5ff3a1c27c72a 
> ./x86_64/CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-DVD.torrent
> b5e512bd4ed3671b90711ac04d6b38423d6d7ae9 
> ./x86_64/CentOS-5.2-x86_64-bin-1to7.torrent
> 67ccaf21b9620f695a06e437cb695df5cfc23f7b 
> ./i386/CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-1to6.torrent
> 66263514382ed8b726ff94ec84bea149ec53c5f0 
> ./i386/CentOS-5.2-i386-bin-DVD.torrent
> ( apologies for the word wrap - I am sure you can still make sense of it )

Just as an FYI, there *seems* to be some small difference in the
specifications of the torrent files for the 1to6 and DVD. I shutdown and
rebooted the system, ran this command

   export SD=/media/BkUp_4_51/shared/CentOS/Current
   cd $SD
   rtorrent \
   -s $SD \
   -o key_layout=qwerty,peer_exchange=yes,dht=on \

Since I'm seeding, download is not an issue. But the peer_exchange is
different in the two torrents. From the UI for 1to6

   Transfer list  Peer exchange:    enabled active (8/8)

and for the DVD

   Transfer list  Peer exchange:    enabled inactive (0/8)

This diference has been consistent. I don't know if it has a(n)
(in)direct effect on the download speeds. But since another person
mentioned slow download, I thought it might be a relevant data point.

> - KB
> <snip sig stuff>


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