Re: Metalink mirrors
Bram Neijt wrote:
Would you be willing to give a reason why these mirrors should be kept
out of the service, or should this not be a part of the form?
These mirrors should be kept out of metalinks download files as these
files are used to do segmented downloads. Segmented downloads are made
to steal either bandwidth (if the network is filled up, the bandwidth is
limited per TCP connexions) or server ressources (when the server is
busy, the more connexion you open, the more server ressources you get)
from other users (as you open more connexions than others users).
If you think segmented downloads is a good thing, then you are thinking
that everybody should use it, right ? Let say everybody use it with 4
connexions (which is quite low).
That way, do you think you have increase the network bandwidth between
you and the servers ? Do you really think servers will appreciate to
manage 4 times more connexions ? No, and in fact, as each connexion use
somes ressources, their overall performances should even decrease due to
the number of connexion the server have to manage. Thus, the day
everybody use segmented downloads, you will have degraded performances...