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    Default Update speeds

    Howtoo identify the fastest repository for downloading files? Ubuntu has/had a neat tool for this I recall. At the moment things are so slow I can't get into YAST to check what server is being used - speeds are dropping below 10kb/s for extended periods!

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    On 2011-10-17 19:46, RubyTuesday wrote:
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    > Howtoo identify the fastest repository for downloading files? Ubuntu
    > has/had a neat tool for this I recall. At the moment things are so slow
    > I can't get into YAST to check what server is being used - speeds are
    > dropping below 10kb/s for extended periods!


    The mirror is chosen dynamically from a list. It should be using metalink
    technology and download from several simultaneous sources, if the size is
    above a limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubyTuesday
    Howtoo identify the fastest repository for downloading files? Ubuntu
    has/had a neat tool for this I recall. At the moment things are so slow
    I can't get into YAST to check what server is being used - speeds are
    dropping below 10kb/s for extended periods!
    Hi
    Don't use download.opensuse, change for a local mirror in your repo
    lists.

    Things are slow everywhere at present even OBS...

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    On 10/17/2011 07:46 PM, RubyTuesday wrote:
    > speeds are dropping below 10kb/s for extended periods!


    there was a network problem that now seems to be repaired..

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-10-17 19:46, RubyTuesday wrote:
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    > Howtoo identify the fastest repository for downloading files? Ubuntu
    > has/had a neat tool for this I recall. At the moment things are so slow
    > I can't get into YAST to check what server is being used - speeds are
    > dropping below 10kb/s for extended periods!


    The mirror is chosen dynamically from a list. It should be using metalink
    technology and download from several simultaneous sources, if the size is
    above a limit.
    Well that's good to know, BUT how do I shake the choice up so another mirror can be used if the one in use is, er, useless???

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Don't use download.opensuse, change for a local mirror in your repo
    lists.
    Where can I find a list of local mirrors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 10/17/2011 07:46 PM, RubyTuesday wrote:
    > speeds are dropping below 10kb/s for extended periods!


    there was a network problem that now seems to be repaired..
    That's good to know - is there a useful service that tells you of these things?

    Yes now the speeds seem to be back up again.

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    On 10/17/2011 09:46 PM, RubyTuesday wrote:
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    > That's good to know - is there a useful service that tells you of these
    > things?


    not that i know of...

    on your question of where is a list of mirrors:

    in the wiki: http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mirrors

    but, as i said in this thread earlier...the system is back up to
    speed...so, no real need to mess with your repos now..

    i mean, it wasn't one repo that had troubles, but the entire
    system...so, i guess it was probably a MirrorBrain problem (there is a
    link to that brain on the page above)

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    Default Re: Update speeds

    In my case, download speeds are heavily affected by the time of day; occasionally there is obviously a problem with the originating server but for the most part the speeds I get are nothing to do with the originating server and everything to do with congestion on my local broadband server.

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    Default Re: Update speeds

    On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 18:13:37 GMT malcolmlewis
    <malcolmlewis@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > Don't use download.opensuse, change for a local mirror in your repo
    > lists.


    Or play with download.min_download_speed in zypp.conf which is
    from my view better because download.opensuse is even more actual than
    any mirror.

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