When I install, using the DVD installer from a USB flash drive, the install media is configured as a repo.
For recent installs, that repo has shown as disabled.
On Leap, I enable that repo, and refresh it. And then I turn off auto-refresh. That’s the only repo that I do not auto-refresh.
I enable, on the principle that installing from the DVD media should be faster than installing from the OSS repo. Because I turn off auto-refresh, I am not prompted to insert that media unless there is something that can be installed from it. So, most of the time I don’t have to insert it. Occasionally, I do.
I have not seen a reason to to turn off auto-refresh for the oss repo. It looks as if zypper/Yast, etc just check the timestamp on the metadata, and then decide that no further refreshing is needed. So auto-refresh seems inexpensive.
My network speed is okay. But auto-refresh is sometimes slow because of the load on download.opensuse.org. It looks as if refresh is always done at the main repo and not redirected to a mirror.
The strange backword numbers about download-upload can be due to the fact that the TV decoder was still on and thus downloading a TV signal over the same fiber connection (internet, TV and phone).
These speeds are not uncommon in the Netherlands. Please take into account that the population density is rather high and distances short compared to may other countries.
In general all homes were always connected by copper wire (in my youth still on poles through the air in urban regions, but later all dug in). For most houses the cable (TV) was added, replacing aerials in all cities, towns and even small villages, except outlying houses (I guess more then 1 or a few km from the build up areas. ADSL was and is very much used, but of course not so good on the longer distances (which is not that bad for most in the cities). Cable owners added internet with a very acceptable speed, but no freedom of ISP.
The last 5+ years fiber is rolled out in many smaller town/villages were other connections are not to good. In my town e.g. cable was offered rather early, and thus the infrastructure was a bit old and not fit for two direction traffic and thus no cable internet here. The fiber guys jumped in the vacuum and connected all houses (they required a minimum percentage of house owners that were promising to use it, but the fiber was brought into all houses, if you want to subscribe or not (your were not required to let them in, but it is of course a bit stupid to not let the connection made without further cost, after all on selling the house in the future your stubbornness will not pay out).
A few ISPs offered on the fiber. I carried on using ADSL until my ISP also supported fiber. I then switched TV/radio from the cable and telephone from the copper also. Both connections are still in the house (but cut-off somewhere in a box in the street and are thus a sleeping backup for me or every future house owner.
I use the “slowest” offer they have. But a short time ago, they increased sped without further increase in price. And it is more then enough for us.
Thanks Henk. I am always interested to learn how other countries do it. I do agree with the general premise that geographically-smaller countries with higher population densities might well have an “easier” business case for FTTP rollouts, compared to the inverse scenario of large geographies with comparatively sparse population density. In the latter case, like here in Australia, unfortunately this fact was used as a political weapon in which ideology prevailed over technical merit & nation-building vision. When premises, irrespective of urban or regional location, have fast broadband dl AND ul, genuine viable decentralised population distribution can occur, as e-business & e-medicine [etc] become genuinely viable even without being based in a city. Sadly this opportunity was lost in Australia in 2013. It’s good to know that other countries are less narrow-thinking than we are.