[ubuntu-uk] Click downloaded Ubuntu

Harry Rickards hrickards at l33tmyst.com
Mon May 4 11:55:49 BST 2009


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Rob Beard wrote:
> Harry Rickards wrote:
>> I suppose now I think of it, the CD is approx 700 MB, so multiply that  
>> b/y 8 and you get 5600 Mb. If the connection is 100 Mb/s, one copy will  
>> take roughly 56 seconds so two will take approx (I just know some  
>> broadband expert will come and give me some value I haven't factored  
>> in, like surely the ping to the server should be in there somewhere) 1  
>> min 52 sec.
>>
>> Many thanks
>> Harry Rickards (a.k.a l33tmyst)
>>
>>   
> 
> Well that beats the 5 minutes it takes me on my 20 Meg Virgin connection 
> from their FTP site.  I do start to wonder though that as download 
> speeds get quicker, how long is it going to be before we hit the limit 
> on the servers we're downloading from?
> 
> I mean I was downloading some stuff from Microsoft's web site the other 
> day and I was limited to about 800K/sec or thereabouts, of course some 
> of this might have been related to lack of capacity during the day (I 
> find during the day my download speed can slow down to around 1.2MB/sec 
> from about 2.2MB/sec - thats before the traffic management kicks in) but 
> it makes me wonder if some of these servers can cope.
> 
> Still with 100MBit/sec in theory you should get REALLY good speeds using 
> Bit Torrent to download the Ubuntu ISO.
> 
> Rob
> 
> 
Yeah, for some reason I always get faster speeds using BitTorrent. I was
downloading something via BT the other day that took about 25 seconds to
download a 200MB file, yet I only get 10 MB/s download when downloading
from Cachefly's 'distributed server network' or whatever they call it
now. Surely everyone should just use BitTorrent, not pay expensive fees
for Content Delivery Network's.

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Many thanks
Harry Rickards (a.k.a l33tmyst)

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