more automated fetch of ISO-IMAGES & ports

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at
Tue Apr 7 15:42:51 UTC 2009

BitTorrent is NOT always a good solution .

I tried it on an approximately 4.5 Giga Bytes iso which came out to be
unusable because

- direct download is taken minimum 12 hours with a 1024 kilo bits per second
down load speed ,
  in average 18 hours from Turkey .

- BitTorrent download is reaching in average to 45 hours due to 256 kilo
bits up loads where
 my PC is also used as a server for down loaders to share my downloaded
parts .

I am not escaping to help to other people but to find a 45 hours continuous
time without destructive voltage fluctuations and nearly dedicate a PC so
much time is difficult .

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Lars Eggert <lars.eggert at> wrote:

> On 2009-4-7, at 14:21, Julian Stacey wrote:
>> Perhaps some SOC student might like to develop some extension to
>> fetch, or a new tool to intelligently save net bandwidth & human
>> time (if not this year if SOC bids are in, then next) :
>>        Intelligently & automatically sniff fetch list to see where
>>        stuff is, measure the bandwidth, perhaps on a preliminary
>>        README, & automatically decide where to fetch from.
>>        & as 2nd stage, give up & try elsewhere if the server
>>        connection gets too bad.
> Use BitTorrent for all file distribution, it does all that. Yes, I'm half
> serious.
> Lars

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