I'm trying to install OOo at the present time with Pirut. I started
downloading at about 21:45h. It's now midnight, I have 203 MB downloaded
and it's not finished, Results from iftop:
192.168.7.XXX => btr0x2.rz.uni-bayreuth.de 9.73Kb 8.77Kb 8.09Kb
<= 360Kb 265Kb 230Kb
TX: cumm:275KB peak:12.8Kb rates:9.73Kb 8.77Kb 8.09Kb
RX: 7.57MB 421Kb 360Kb 265Kb 230Kb
TOTAL: 7.84MB 434Kb 370Kb 273Kb 238Kb
As you can see, my dl is not from liberty.edu
anymore. I also removed
fastestmirror. In Germany, everybody is asleep at this time and their
mirror usually have enough bandwidth.
I tried to download Knoppix from uni-bayreuth, then from tu-chemnitz with
wget, and I had the same speeds. Soon thereafter, I saw the Pirut transfer
had switched to... tu-chemnitz :) but it soon went back to uni-bayreuth.
My ISP has enough bandwidth. I usually easily get 500 kB/sec.
The problem I have is not a "regular" problem. I'm sure nobody has such
difficulty downloading from uni-bayreuth *and* tu-chemnitz at this time of
day. I sometimes dowloaded Knoppix ISOs either from tu-chemnitz or
Kaiserlautern in about 20 minutes.
So, Stan, as far as I am concerned, I do agree that it's better not to
turn the world upside down to implement bittorrent downloads :)