Lorin Lund wbs at
Sun Feb 19 20:09:44 PST 2006

Luis Thillet wrote:

> Dear Developers:
> I have been trying (FOR A LONGTIME) to download a FreeBSD Unix OS 
> (i.e. 5.4, 6.0-RELEASE iso.i386). But it has never worked. I was 
> wondering if your company/team/crew have disabled it.
> If no then how can I go about doing that.
> Thank You...
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Many weeks ago I succeeded in downloading 6.0. But if you don't have 
broadband it's nearly hopeless. When I first learned of FreeBSD - years 
ago - I tried downloading the ISO disks by modem. I would start a 
download at bedtime but it never worked for me. I had to do it with just 
the boot floppies and let the rest of the distribution packages download 
as they installed. I had a lot of restarts to get the whole thing.

But even if you've got broadband it will probably take a while. I don't 
know if there are traffic shapers installed on the server or if it 
always fairly busy but you are likely to get an average speed lower than 
your broadband max speed.

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