[ubuntu-uk] Click downloaded Ubuntu
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.
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.
Harry Rickards (a.k.a l33tmyst)
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