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    Thumbs down plzzzz help africa

    hi
    now all in africa have this problem as me

    the update is very very slow
    why
    you can see it here
    Code:
    Filename: update/11.0/driverupdate
    Client IP address: 41.233.233.123
    Found 95 mirrors: 0 country, 1 region, 79 elsewhere
    Mirrors in the same country (EG):
    
    Mirrors in the same continent (AF):
    
    http://opensuse.mirror.ac.za/opensuse/update/11.0/driverupdate (score 5)
    plzzzzzzzzzz we need other server in egypt and africa
    you can see the speed here

    very very slow update - openSUSE Forums
    thanxxxxx

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    Default Re: plzzzz help africa

    Hi, why not try some other mirror, even if its slightly far away, it may give better speed?
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    Default Re: plzzzz help africa

    I think it might be way more slower than you might expect for someone in Africa, since IIRC wouldn't a download from, say, Western Europe involve a trip over that extremely long underwater cable that got snipped a while back?

    I may have just put my foot in my mouth here, though...

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    Default Re: plzzzz help africa

    Setaroi wrote:

    >
    > I think it might be way more slower than you might expect for someone in
    > Africa, since IIRC wouldn't a download from, say, Western Europe involve
    > a trip over that extremely long underwater cable that got snipped a
    > while back?
    >
    > I may have just put my foot in my mouth here, though...
    >
    >


    {Chuckle} I always like to remember that it's only the FIRST packet that is
    slow... the rest are all bumped up behind it in the wires...

    Kinda like shoving ping-pong balls through a paper-towel tube... the first
    one has to go all the way through, but the second and others are exactly
    one ball's width behind it.

    {Smile} Yes, that's simplistic and you're likely thinking I'm an idiot...
    almost right! But I grew up with heathkit and even a few years tending and
    maintaining a nuclear reactor... so yes, I DO know how 'trons work.

    Loni

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    Default Re: plzzzz help africa

    > hi
    > now all in africa have this problem as me
    >
    > the update is very very slow


    perhaps you could help by maybe contacting the nearest Linux User Group (see
    http://www.linux.org/groups/) and organizing a search for someone (perhaps a
    university) to host a mirror in your country/area..

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    DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
    A Texan in Denmark

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