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Re: Slow mirror connections

On 07/01/2014 08:45 PM, Gary Roach wrote:
I have a Verizon Fios 50 MBs connection but have noticed of late that any significant updates (using Aptitude) start out at about 4-5 mBytes/s and after about 15 - 20% of the files have been transfered the transfer rate drops to about 1/20th of normal speed. Does anyone have any idea why this happens or where the problem lies. I'm using the standard entries in my sources.conf file.

After the "fooferah" that Netflix had with the big network providers, I don't trust them to really give me the service that I am paying for.

Gary R.

You have a few options:

Check your ISP speeds with a few of the websites that offer a speed analysis. Be mindful of peak Internet hours, not necessarily on your end with your FIOS connection but on the servers/services you are connecting to.

Check the response times from the servers in your source list and modify them to other servers accordingly.

Use the Debian mirror redirector to direct you to a closer mirror. Replace your currently configured Debian mirror in sources.list with the following address:

e.g. deb http://http.debian.net/debian stable main

Best regards,

Donald Norwood

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