[Mageia-discuss] No First impressions yet on mageia...download mirrors have they're own will and are not letting me to download mageia

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Fri Feb 18 23:35:30 CET 2011

 On Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:44:34 +0200, Cazacu Bogdan wrote:
> Ok...this is starting to be annoying...
> This is the 3rd day I'm trying to download mageia...all of the
> mirrors are to far away from me (still, the closest it the one from
> Prague)... apparently they all have the same problem...they're 
> shuting
> my connection down (at the beginning I'm downloading with 500-600
> Kpbs, but in time my connection gets down to 5-6 Kpbs!!!!!!!!!!!). 
> I'm
> downloading again now, and, in close to 45 minutes, I've downloaded
> close to 29 Mb so far...

 I think there is 2 factors :

 - we didn't planned to have so much people interested by yet another 
 linux distribution,
 especially when there is nothing special ( and no finished design ). I 
 guess we didn't say
 loudly enough "this is not interesting, this is just to start the work" 
 :). I think we will
 do better next time in term of planning, a area were we should 
 definitly improve.

 - it was not planned to have a mandriva mirror breakage the same day,
 forcing lots of mandriva mirrors to download again 0.5 To of data from 

 See the graph for bandwidth : 
 1:1211 is the rsync traffic, and as you can see, there is a peak since 
 14/02, and this reduced the
 bandwith for 1:1212, the http/ftp traffic ( I have to read the qos 
 script written by Nanar to
 have this information, do not search much on the graphic )

 Hopefully, this will be better once everybody will have synced the 
 missing part.
 Michael Scherer

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