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Re: Packages fields

On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 01:05:30PM +0000, toad wrote:
> would save a large amount of bandwidth on various centralised ftp servers,
> downloading only the Packages file from ftp.debian.org or a reliable mirror
> and then getting the rest from Freenet. It would also speed up downloads over
> fast links through downloading several packages at once from different nodes,
> many of which also on cable/DSL.

This is of doubtful benefit in many countries. For example in the UK
(which you appear to be from if your email address is any guide) there 
exist mirrors which can saturate any connection I've ever had. And
those same mirrors are unlikely to complain about the bandwidth hit
anytime soon, as far as I can determine.

I could believe it would be an advantage in less well-connected
countries (NZ?) though.


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