pkg mirrors extremely slow, why not use the ftp mirrors?

Tomasz CEDRO tomek at
Sun Apr 12 21:28:19 UTC 2020

On Sun, Apr 12, 2020 at 12:23 PM Per Hedeland <per at> wrote:
> On 2020-04-11 22:41, Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 7:42 PM Martin Hanson wrote:
> >> I'm on a gigabit connection in EU, using the "" is horrible:
> >
> > +1 on this one :-( Compared to Linux repos where you can fetch really
> > large amount of packages in a seconds we are really behind :-( I can
> > see some improvement in speed recently but its still too slow..
> +1 on the slowness, but not on recent improvement - depending on the
> meaning of "recent", I rather think the *slowness* is recent. In all
> the years that I've been using the package repositories, I've never
> considered it particularly slow - until I had reason to install a few
> packages this last week, seeing speeds around 100 kB/s like Martin
> reported or worse. My previous significant use was probably in early
> January when I upgraded several hosts to 12.1-RELEASE, installing
> hundreds of packages in the process - and it was "reasonably fast"
> FWIW, I'm also i EU (Sweden), but for some reason end up fetching from
> - my connection is 250 MBit down / 100 MBit up.

For me on 600/60MBit in Polska / Europe it was always some KB/s..
recently bumps up to MB/s :-P


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