mintUpdate Download Speed 229 B/s

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mintUpdate Download Speed 229 B/s

Postby ibuys on Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:11 pm

Hi,

Are there any apt mirrors for Mint? The default ones seem very, very slow here. My Internet connection is gigantic (I work for a hosting company), so I'm not sure where the congestion is other than the apt servers.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: mintUpdate Download Speed 229 B/s

Postby AK Dave on Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:23 pm

There aren't enough mirrors. Maybe you can talk your work into hosting one?
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Re: mintUpdate Download Speed 229 B/s

Postby ibuys on Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:48 pm

I'll see what I can do, but I can't promise anything. Also, this seems to have resolved itself.

btw, Linux Mint is great! It's nearly exactly what I would spend hours customizing Ubuntu to be like. Great job!
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Re: mintUpdate Download Speed 229 B/s

Postby AK Dave on Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:08 pm

You've easily observed that with few and sparse mirrors, Mint's repos are more easily affected by various internet vaguaries and fluxities. More mirrors,more servers, with higher quality bandwidth and better load-sharing, and you wouldn't have noticed this.

I'd say Mint manages to do pretty darn good, starting from something that Clem basically rolled on his own at home.
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