[CentOS] Don't forget to use torrents for your downloads!

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Thu Apr 2 08:03:29 UTC 2009

>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>Of William L. Maltby
>Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 3:26 AM
>To: CentOS General List
>Subject: [CentOS] Don't forget to use torrents for your downloads!
>For those who may forget, usin torrents to download and share the new
>images will get you faster downloads (if enough folks participate) if
>you have a "fat" pipe and alleviate the load on the CentOS servers.
>I have a "chubby" pipe (~ 1.2MB/sec) and got the stuff really quickly
>earlier today.
>If your torrent has distributed hash table capability, I suggest that
>you also use that feature.

Sharing as fast as I can, never seen this kind of activity before, it's like a 
shark feeding frenzy... The CentOS-5.3-x86_64-bin-DVD torrent I'm seeding says 
the share ratio is 40928, and rapidly increasing. That can't possibly be 
right, can it??

Have to cap the upload speed to 25kBps during work hours, or my computer would 
be unusable. Maybe I should move this seeding to a CentOS-machine instead...

DHT is enabled over here as well.
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