Re: apt PARALLELISM
On 12/5/05, Joe Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> "Olaf van der Spek" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > On 12/5/05, Ivan Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
Do you mean throttling at the mirror site? Or between the mirror and
If the global (world) overhead of parallel downloads increases it may
not be a good idea to do it.