Why is freebsd-update so horrible slow?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Wed Apr 14 09:46:52 UTC 2021

On Wed, 14 Apr 2021 02:39:39 +0100
Erik Lauritsen <eriklauritsen at yandex.com> wrote:

> I have been setting here for about 6 hours waiting for an upgrade from
> 12.2 to 13 and freebsd-update is only half way through getting all the
> patches!

	Overloaded network segment, or overloaded servers. I'd bet on the

> It's painful. It's like the 90th with 56k modems and I am on a gigabit
> wire.

	You should have tried downloading Linux 1.0 any time in the week
after the announcement I saw "1 byte(s) per second" and gave up - that
release pretty much DDOS'd Finland.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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