[announce] yum: parallel downloading

Rob K robk at ningaui.net
Sun May 20 05:02:08 UTC 2012

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 1:34 AM, José Matos <jamatos at fc.up.pt> 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.
> Since it should be safe to assume that the downloads are independent
> events then there should not be any significant difference for busy
> servers. :-)

3 times x is 3x. Tripling the stampede on a busy server for a dubious
increase in personal speed is kind of rude, from the mirror manager's
point of view. The 'ftp accelerators' that divvy up a download into a
hundred ftp range requests is pathological enough to deal with.

Before this work proceeds, can we please see some hard numbers, and
get some input from mirror managers? Remember that the project relies
in great part on the generosity of the institutions that provides

Rob K
I swear, if I collected all seven dragonballs,
I'd bring back Jon Postel. - Raph

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