distfiles.macports.org slow

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Mon Jul 7 21:38:02 PDT 2008

On Jul 7, 2008, at 21:34, William Siegrist wrote:

> On Jul 7, 2008, at 6:22 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> MacPorts trunk seems to like picking distfiles.macports.org to
>> download distfiles because its pings return fast, but actually
>> downloading files from it is slow, like less than 10KB/sec. Anyone
>> else seeing this?
> I just did a quick test and I get much better results. Obviously,  
> to my office is 5-10 MB/s which is expected since the servers are  
> very close to me. But even downloading to my personal machine at  
> home over a cable modem averaged around 1 MB/s.  There's probably a  
> point when you're too far away for pings to accurately model the  
> bandwidth between, but I think you should be getting something  
> better than 10KB/s anyway.

I was downloading the gcc41 distfiles. The first file took forever,  
transferring at about 5KB/sec. The next file transferred (or at  
least, began transferring) at 130KB/sec or so. I think it's ok most  
of the time, but sometimes it's very slow. I don't think it's my  

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