distfiles.macports.org slow

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Tue Jul 8 14:27:31 PDT 2008

On Jul 7, 2008, at 23:38, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> 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
> network.

Right now:

--->  Fetching ruby
--->  Attempting to fetch ruby-1.8.7-p22.tar.bz2 from http:// 

It's fetching at about 4KB/sec. My wireless signal strength is at  
maximum and it's the same if I put my MacBook Pro very near the  
access point. I'm on a Time Warner cable modem in San Antonio, TX.  
While this distfile is loading, I can view web pages from  
www.apple.com transferring at 200KB/sec so the problem is not at my end.

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