[ubuntu-us-in] getting Jaunty... responsibly... locally..?

David Ernst david.ernst at davidernst.net
Thu Apr 23 14:43:11 BST 2009

Thanks to both of you Michaels for your advice and suggesting
bit-torrent.  I'd never used it, it's amazingly easy, no setup, wow.
I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I associate bit-torrent with
things like downloading movies illegally, so although I know this
usage is perfectly legal, I still figured there'd ... be... something
not to like about it.  But, I loved it.  I even let 700M of the file
be uploaded from my computer as my way of saying "thanks".  :)  

anyway, disc burned, installation just completed, here I go!  :)

thanks again,


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 09:10:54AM -0400, Michael Schultheiss wrote:
>David Ernst wrote:
>> I'm sure there's a million people who will also want to download it
>> very soon after it's available.  Which leads me to wonder: what's the
>> best way to do that?  Surely a million people each downloading 700M is
>> not good for ubuntu.com, they have some mirror sites but not all that
>> many... 
>> Should I just join bit-torrent?  Does IU or someone else in Indiana
>> have ways to get?  Any advice?
>The best way to download for the community as a whole is to use
>bittorrent.  IU has a local mirror at
>http://ftp.ussg.iu.edu/linux/ubuntu-releases/ but due to that site's
>popularity there's some traffic shaping on that machine.
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