dead slow update servers

Karl Denninger karl at
Fri Jul 12 18:22:17 UTC 2019

On 7/12/2019 12:20, Evilham wrote:
> On dv., jul. 12 2019, hw at wrote:
>> Hi,
>> are you guys seriously expecting users to download packages they want to
>> install at speeds around 25kb/s?  I'm already annoyed about them being
>> painfully slow when downloads are 1000 times faster than that.
>> Unless there is a solution to this problem, I will probably give up on
>> trying out freebsd right away because usage in production even on my
>> servers at home, let alone at work, simply won't be feasible.
> FWIW: I have noticed under *some* (but not all) IPv6-enabled
> connections that package downloads go at about that speed.
> Until now I had assumed that something could be wrong with those IPv6
> connections. Maybe there is something to look into there.
> Just for science, I'd suggest you force IPv4 (pkg -4), see how it
> goes, force IPv6 (pkg -6), see how it goes, open a bug about it with
> the gathered information.
> -- 
> Evilham

I saw this over IPv6 for quite a while over the last few months -- about
a month or so it disappeared and I'm still on IPv6.

Karl Denninger
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