Could we get the FreeBSD torrent servers back?
bsder at allcaps.org
Sun Feb 25 03:08:17 UTC 2007
Can we please get the FreeBSD torrent tracker and/or server back?
I was sitting here staring at an FTP from ftp5.us.freebsd.org that was
bouncing around between 200-250KB/s. Even switching over to
ftp1.us.freebsd.org is only getting me around 450KB/s-and that is
bouncing up and down (my upload is only showing 12.7KB/s, so it's not
choking for lack of return ACK's).
That's about 1/3 - 2/3 compared with even a lightly seeded Bittorrent
cluster pulling a Linux ISO torrent. A Linux torrent will saturate my
download somewhere north of 600KB/s and park it there until the ISO
For reference, the old FreeBSD torrent file, even *without* the FreeBSD
tracker, operating solely from 10 old seeders, and the Azureus
distrubuted hash table, is delivering almost the same download as
ftp5.us.freebsd.org. And that's effectively an abandoned torrent.
I have read some of the previous comments about using torrents, but the
fact that the mirrors are clearly *not* as fast as a torrent cluster
warrants some discussion.
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