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Re: Download speeds for nightly builds seem a bit slow to a lot of people over at the forum


I think torrents are the best solution.
Even when servers function normally on each release there is a stampede to
download new binary and things slow down to a crawl. I don't know if moving
to CERN servers (AWS servers?) will help but torrents certainly would.

It's as simple as creating a torrent with openbittorrent.com tracker or
even just a magnet link relying on DHT.
I can help script this if needed.

On Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 10:32 AM Marco Ciampa <ciampix@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 09, 2019 at 01:22:39PM -0500, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
> > Thanks.  If we are having issues with the CERN download speeds (although
> > it is not entirely evident that is the issue) it would be good to have
> > alternate mirrors for users to try if they are having issues with the
> > main download server.
> Why not adding torrent seeds like done for the Ubuntu iso images or
> Libreoffice binary files? We must have a torrent tracker somewhere and
> that should offload servers and should solve the peak download problems
> if any...
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> Marco Ciampa
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