[announce] yum: parallel downloading

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Sun May 20 04:10:24 UTC 2012

On 19/05/12 01:04, José Matos wrote:

> 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.

The risk is the rise in the maximum number of concurrent connections. A
server happily supplying 50,000 concurrent connections should not be
assumed to remain happy at 150,000 concurrent connections.

> Since it should be safe to assume that the downloads are independent
> events then there should not be any significant difference for busy
> servers. :-)

I am afraid that I have missed your point here. I am somewhat blinded by
the use of the word "independent". I have a statistical background and
that word carries a meaning similar to "unrelated".

Perhaps you could state your argument with more explanation

Thank you, Glen

Glen Turner   www.gdt.id.au/~gdt

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