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Re: Download mirrors.


Hey Nick,

Thanks.  I will forward your contact information to the Digi-Key folks
and we can go from there.  Given KiCad downloads are not getting any
smaller so any increase in bandwidth would be a good thing.



On 2/6/2019 6:16 PM, Nick Østergaard wrote:
> Hi Wayne, 
> Thank your for the heads up and Digi-Key for the willingness.
> For the moment I don't think it will be needed as such. We moved to an
> S3 bucket thing with he CERN services, I am not sure how it scales with
> multiple downloads and how well it works on locations remote from
> Europe, time will tell. You could try to test it as well. See [1]. It
> could be a way to optimize later on.
> I have not really tried to test multiple downloads from it
> systematically, but my understanding is that it should perform fairly
> well in comparison to the old downloads server. We also have the
> futureware mirror at [2], although it has not been migrated completely.
> I think the usual download speed if you are on a good connection
> yourself will be around 40 to 50 MB/s or so. I think that is ok.
> They should be free to ping me directly, I will probably CC you, some
> CERN folks and some other trustees as I see fit.
> Regards
> Nick Østergaard
> [1] https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/index.html
> [2] http://www2.futureware.at/~nickoe/kicad-downloads-mirror/
> On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 21:53, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     This is primarily a question for the folks setting up and maintaining
>     our download server but it does effect everyone who downloads KiCad
>     packages.  Digi-Key has offer to provide a download mirror for us if we
>     are interested.  I think the extra download bandwidth would be a good
>     thing given the size of our downloads but I wanted to make sure it
>     doesn't cause any issues with CERN or our server maintainers.  If
>     everyone is OK with it, I will contact Digi-Key and get the relevant
>     parties involved.
>     Cheers,
>     Wayne
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