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#311726 10-Feb-2024 10:23
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For an ISP that peers everywhere I'd have thought downloading from NZ mirrors would be relatively quick, however I noticed when updating a few linux distributions dotted about that it feels slower than Spark


E.g. from a server connected at 10gbit (on the 900/500 plan)


From it's slow at around 240KB/s - I can't recall if they rate limit downloads, so might be an outlier


From it bounces between 5-2MB/s


From some random Australian one its ~30MB/s





I didn't think to do before/after tests but I don't recall Spark being this slow to those mirrors, but somewhat amusing it's faster from Australia.


Had a friend download the above on his Spark connection, and its ~35MB/s from fsmg and ~16MB/s from ucmirror



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  #3193138 10-Feb-2024 10:46
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Getting 75MB/s from the one and only about 6MB/s on the UC one.


Voyager Gigabit plan.


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  #3193147 10-Feb-2024 11:06
Send private message quote this post Is available too. They’re expanding the mirrors also. 


Edit - I get 40MB/s from fsmg personally. 

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  #3193367 10-Feb-2024 19:31
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Can only get 60MB/s from that vetta mirror

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  #3193368 10-Feb-2024 19:58
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dfnt: Can only get 60MB/s from that vetta mirror


There really is no problem with this speed, 


Are you really expecting max line speed to your broadband connection from a local non torrent peer? If so you really need to adjust your expectations. 


There is no reason any provider should provide max speed hosting linux mirrors, and in fact its better to not do so so that the general population can actually download at a reasonable speed without impacting others. 


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  #3193374 10-Feb-2024 20:18
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Hmm, check and for FSMG bandwidth logs





Forgot about that site, thanks




If so you really need to adjust your expectations. 



These are merely observations of things being (on average) slower than what they were on Spark.


Feel free to look the other way.

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