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Re: [SLE] Remind me never to use this torrent stuff
  • From: Rui Santos <rsantos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 13:55:12 +0100
  • Message-id: <4465D730.2050303@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Mike McMullin wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 19:24 -0700, kai wrote:
>
>> I started dowloading the 10.1 using this torrent source thing. I'd downloaded
>> a few things before and figured it would be good to both serve and get.
>>
>> Man what a mess. I left my laptop on all night, expecting the 3GB torrent to
>> be finished.
>>
>> Nope.
>>
>> I got a message on my system after only 700MB saying the KTorrent had somehow
>> bombed. (I don't have Azereous on this machine.) I then launched Azereous
>> and tried the torrent again. While only getting 80 - 100Kb/sec download, I
>> let it download all day while I was at work.
>>
>> Sure enough, it had only downloaded 800MB. What a joke! If I'd just done a
>> direct download I would have had all five CDs downloaded in a few hours. (I
>> have 3000KB/s DSL with general sustained speeds of 2500 or better.)
>>
>> Unless this torrent system gets better I give up. Now off to downloading the
>> old-fashioned way - FTP.
>>
>> <grumpy old man voice>
>>
>> "Back in my day, we had to type ftp commands by hand, including bin and get.
>>
>> I used to have to remember how to type anonymous.
>>
>> And we liked it!"
>>
>> </ grumpy old man voice>
>>
>
> I'm hoping to have better luck with KTorrent than you have had. I
> tried Azureus, but it bombed at the start with an error message I had
> never seen before. It did however get the add-on /cd no problems, so I
> don't know what's wrong, I'm using the same .torrent file and the same
> destination folders.
>
Check Azureus home page to get support. They have a very nice FAQ/wiki.

>
>


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Rui Santos
http://www.ruisantos.com/



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