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!

On 2011-10-17 19:46, RubyTuesday wrote:
>
> 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.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

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

Things are slow everywhere at present even OBS…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.37.6-0.7-desktop
up 2:27, 3 users, load average: 1.16, 0.55, 0.36
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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…


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

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???

Where can I find a list of local mirrors?

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.

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)


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

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.

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.