Download FC3 by CD via bittorent
phd2 at fcomfrench.com
Wed Nov 10 09:21:16 UTC 2004
On Wed, 2004-11-10 at 14:19, Nifty Hat Mitch wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 06:00:33PM +0700, Philippe wrote:
> > First time using bittorent .. on a dialup. I will not tell you how long
> > I need to download FC3 :-) ... but this is not the point.
> I am a fan of bittorrent but on a dialup you are not likely to
> contribute to to the torrent in ways that you might expect. Perhaps
> limit the number of clients your serve and limit upload bandwidth if
> you must use bittorrent. There is no reason to permit 30+ upload
> connections to your box.
> $ netstat -an | grep 6[0-9][0-9][0-9] | grep ^tcp
> If I was still on a dialup I would use wget or curl to
> pull down the image.
> Both curl and wget have ways to continue a download (reget)
> in case you are disconnected. RTFM....
> Both curl and wget can give you control over the specific ISO
> image you are downloading.
> This way your and your neighbors can help each other by downloading
> one ISO each and help each other.
> bittorrent (and rsync) can double check and finish downloading partial
> wget/ curl/ ftp download files. The reverse is not true AFAIK.
That was exactly the kind of things I was thinking. Do I harm the other
users, taking parts from my download.
I am now waiting for a update of a Bangkok ftp server, and gftp will
work days and nights.
Thanks a lot,
Philippe, Chiangmai, Thailand
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