Please 'leak' Fedora 8
harald at redhat.com
Tue Nov 6 15:43:09 UTC 2007
John Summerfield wrote:
> Konstantin Svist wrote:
>> Why isn't it made available over BitTorrent, then? Bandwidth isn't
>> nearly as much of a problem, there...
> Overall, bandwidth is a much greater problem with torrents. That why
> some ISPs are "managing" it.
> Consider this.
> I'm with example.net. The fine folks at example.net cache a local copy
> at linux.mirrors.example.net for their client's use.
> example.net has downloaded it once.
> A dozen example clients download it from linux.mirrors.example.net, and
> do so just as fast as their Internet connexion can possibly go. For me,
> that's something over 1 Mbytes/sec.
> Three dozen others use the torrent. I don't know how well Torrent finds
> near neighbours, but at least the first few and most likely the last few
> are pulling from outside example.net's borders. Say example.net
> downloads a further dozen copies.
> It's highly any of unlikely those torrent users pull if faster than they
> would from linux.mirrors.example.net, and probably most dos so more
> slowly as they need to find a fair few senders to pull at full speed
> (and I've noticed that sending at speed does bad things to receiving).
With less upload than download bandwidth, you should try s.th. like
http://www.harald-hoyer.de/linux/traffic-control (slightly outdated, but may still work)
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