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Re: apt PARALLELISM



On 12/5/05, Joe Smith <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> "Olaf van der Spek" <olafvdspek@gmail.com> wrote in message
> b2cc26e40512051234s266d9c66l9dfa02f7001ac7cb@mail.gmail.com">news:b2cc26e40512051234s266d9c66l9dfa02f7001ac7cb@mail.gmail.com...
> > On 12/5/05, Ivan Adams <ivancho.b@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Example: (/etc/apt/sources.list)
> >> deb http://ftp.en.debian.org/debian main stable contrib non-free
> >> deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian main stable contrib non-free
> >>
> >> in this case the stable packages will be ONLY downloaded from first
> >> server
> >> from the list ...
> >
> > And what is the problem?
>
> This person is requesting parallel downloads from multiple servers. So
> basicly during package download, if there are three full and up-to-date
> mirrors in sources.list, there should be simulatious downloads of different
> packages from all three different mirrors.
> The concept is that in some cases this can noticable improve performance,
> especially whith sites that bandwidth throtle, or have some other sort of
> bottleneck.

Do you mean throttling at the mirror site? Or between the mirror and
the end-user?
If the global (world) overhead of parallel downloads increases it may
not be a good idea to do it.

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