Fastly Mirrors Throttled to 1 MB/sec?
mascguy at rochester.rr.com
Mon Jun 6 13:54:43 UTC 2022
Over the past few months, I’ve found that downloads from ‘packages.macports.org’ and ‘distfiles.macports.org’ are consistently throttled at 1 megabyte/second. And while that isn’t an issue for smaller payloads, it significantly impacts binary installation/update times for larger ports like Rust, the various LLVM ports, etc: The vast majority of time is spent waiting for the download to occur, with the installation occurring in a few seconds.
Cancelling the download via Ctrl-C results in the next mirror being selected - which for me, is generally ‘ywg.ca.packages.macports.org’ - resulting in a fast non-throttled download.
So the $100,000 question is: Are our Fastly-based mirrors intentionally throttled at 1 megabyte/second?
If that’s intentional - particularly to reduce hosting costs - then no worries. But just figured I’d ask, in case that’s not supposed to be occurring.
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