[xubuntu-users] software updates so slow they don't happen

Teague teaguehall at cybersmart.co.za
Wed Aug 13 18:32:49 UTC 2014

Thank s George, for a quick response
This certainly makes sense but my other internet traffic is perfectly 
fine no delays at all.
All the best

On 13/08/2014 19:44, George F. Nemeyer wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2014, James Freer wrote:
>> It would seem the problem is with your landline telecommunications.
> There's massive Internet outages because a batch of new routing
> information was released yesterday, pushing the number of routes to over
> 512K.
> This is causing (predicted) havoc with many routers that simply can't
> handle more than that number without an update.  So the routers 'forget'
> huge chunks of existing Internet routes when the new ones overwrote the
> old ones.
> Until ISPs and routing locations fix this, much of the Internet will be
> just 'broken'.
> You can try again later and see if things to your location are improved.

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