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Re: capping the apt-getting of packages from ftp.xy.debian.org to < 50KBps?

On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 10:07:17AM +0100, Frank Wilson wrote:
> I seem to find it hard to get a decent speed for any of the ftp
> archive mirrors. I've tried using net-select but I rarely get over
> 50KBps and often get less than 30KBps (big B stands for bytes here!).
> I have considered using axel instead of wget with apt-get (to increase
> my download speed by downloading in parallel), but if debian is
> capping the download speed on its servers by this much then I would
> not like to "hammer" them by trying to circumvent the cap.
> I only have a couple of computers running debian so running a local
> mirror might be a bit overkill.
> Are downloads from the debian package archive capped? Is there an apt
> setting I may have missed? It could be my isp, but I'd like to rule
> these out before I spend a fortune on their tech support line. 8-)
> Thanks for any help or advice you can give me,
I haven't seen any sort of limiting, I use the .au mirrors. You might want to 
look at apt-cache, point all of your machines to your apt-cache server
> Frank
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