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Re: [SLE] Remind me never to use this torrent stuff
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 08:13:16 -0400
  • Message-id: <1147522397.5862.16.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.

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