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On 13 Dec 2005 15:56:00 +0100, Claus Färber <claus@xn--frber-gra.muc.de> wrote:
> Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek@gmail.com> schrieb/wrote:
> > That's not true. Suppose you've only got 3 users. If each user
> > connects to one (different) mirror, he gets 1/1 of that mirror's
> > bandwidth. If each user connects to each mirror, he only gets 1/3 of
> > that mirror's bandwidth.
> They could get 1/1 of each server (total 3/1) if they connect at
> different times.

True if you assume the users have three times the bandwidth of a
mirror (on average). A 'bit' unlikely.

> With three users, this needs coordination (which makes
> the effect useless). With several hundred, it only needs statistics.

Again only if the bottleneck is the mirror's bandwidth.

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