[announce] yum: parallel downloading

José Matos jamatos at fc.up.pt
Fri May 18 15:34:47 UTC 2012

On 2012-05-18 15:23, Glen Turner wrote:
> Hi Zdenek,
> Why is the default three connections rather than one? Is a tripling of
> the number of connections to a mirror on a Fedora release day desirable?
> Consider that a large mirror site already sees concurrent connections in
> the multiple 10,000s.
> Cheers, Glen

The total number of connections should be the same, as far as I
understand only the number of connections from a single host will be three.
Since it should be safe to assume that the downloads are independent
events then there should not be any significant difference for busy
servers. :-)

José Matos

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