Discussion:
legitimate use of bittorrent
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Keith Keller
2014-06-03 23:03:32 UTC
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http://centos.org/download/

"Latest version - X86 64bit DVD - also via Torrent."

(FWIW, I usually just download the .iso.)

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Thad Floryan
2014-06-04 03:15:02 UTC
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Post by Keith Keller
http://centos.org/download/
"Latest version - X86 64bit DVD - also via Torrent."
(FWIW, I usually just download the .iso.)
Whoop-de-fsck'ing-do.

How many days/weeks would it take to download using the
BitTorrent suite?

I fart in the direction of CentOS which is now an absorbed
part of the Red Hat evil empire with its linux-destroyers
Lennart Poeterring and Kay Sievers who, by the way, was
recently banned by ol' Linus Torvalds for his idiotic coding
attitude and general all-around idiocy developing/promoting
systemd via the Red Hat propaganda site

http://www.freedesktop.org

as you can read about in these 4 articles:

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/04/04/1523231/linus-torvalds-suspends-key-linux-developer

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/040314-linux-280404.html

http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1404.0/01331.html

http://lkml.iu.edu//hypermail/linux/kernel/1404.0/01727.html

Following is the log from a short while ago today doing a
direct download of the CentOS ISO (only disk 1 is needed)
on one of my Vista systems under Cygwin followed by the
md5sum check and then deleting the ISO since I would never
use it except, perhaps, to burn a DVD coffee mug coaster.

Thad

Cygwin_NT-6.0

REGULUS bash 1/2608> alias dt
alias dt='cd c: ; cd Users/thad/Desktop'
REGULUS bash 1/2608> dt
REGULUS bash 1/2608> cd WORK2/CentOS_6.5/
REGULUS bash 1/2608> pwd
/cygdrive/c/Users/thad/Desktop/WORK2/CentOS_6.5
REGULUS bash 1/2608> la
./ ../
REGULUS bash 1/2608> wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6.5/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
--2014-06-03 19:28:29-- http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6.5/isos/x86_64/CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
Resolving mirrors.kernel.org (mirrors.kernel.org)... 149.20.20.135, 149.20.4.71
Connecting to mirrors.kernel.org (mirrors.kernel.org)|149.20.20.135|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 4467982336 (4.2G) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso'

100%[============================================================================>] 4,467,982,336 3.42M/s in 20m 40s

2014-06-03 19:49:09 (3.44 MB/s) - `CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso' saved [4467982336/4467982336]

REGULUS bash 1/2608> wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6.5/isos/x86_64/md5sum.txt
--2014-06-03 19:49:18-- http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/6.5/isos/x86_64/md5sum.txt
Resolving mirrors.kernel.org (mirrors.kernel.org)... 149.20.20.135, 149.20.4.71
Connecting to mirrors.kernel.org (mirrors.kernel.org)|149.20.20.135|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 388 [text/plain]
Saving to: `md5sum.txt'

100%[==============================================================================>] 388 --.-K/s in 0s

2014-06-03 19:49:18 (1.07 MB/s) - `md5sum.txt' saved [388/388]

REGULUS bash 1/2608> cat md5sum.txt
83221db52687c7b857e65bfe60787838 CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
91018b86ca338360bc1212f06ea1719f CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso
8c37390fa5d932d03feb05fba13fe92e CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD.iso
7b571e13ce6c3f61dc176bd34f8d60bb CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso
0d9dc37b5dd4befa1c440d2174e88a87 CentOS-6.5-x86_64-minimal.iso
939fd1d87c11ffe7795324438b85adfb CentOS-6.5-x86_64-netinstall.iso
REGULUS bash 1/2608> md5sum CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
83221db52687c7b857e65bfe60787838 *CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
REGULUS bash 1/2608> ll
total 4363265
-rw-r--r-- 1 thad None 4467982336 Nov 29 2013 CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
-rw-r--r-- 1 thad None 388 Nov 29 2013 md5sum.txt
REGULUS bash 1/2608> rm *
REGULUS bash 1/2608> la
./ ../
Keith Keller
2014-06-04 04:42:01 UTC
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Post by Thad Floryan
Whoop-de-fsck'ing-do.
Wow, that's a bad attitude. I'll remember that. (I probably won't.)
Post by Thad Floryan
http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/04/04/1523231/linus-torvalds-suspends-key-linux-developer
Ah, systemd. I'm not a huge fan, but honestly I don't care as long as
crap works the way I expect. I don't have a systemd box at the moment,
so I can't say whether it works the way I expect. When CentOS 7 comes
out, which is supposed to use systemd, I'll spin it up and see if all
the hatred is justified. (So far I'm not optimistic. Perhaps this
flame war will help.)
Post by Thad Floryan
Following is the log
...which nobody should care about, because the point is not that
BitTorrent is superior to other downloading methods, merely that
some torrents are being used to distribute data legally.

--keith
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Roy
2014-06-04 04:45:30 UTC
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Post by Keith Keller
http://centos.org/download/
"Latest version - X86 64bit DVD - also via Torrent."
(FWIW, I usually just download the .iso.)
--keith
If you download the torrent like I did, you get a zip containing the
.iso files of both DVDs along with the checksums and changelog files.

I was able to peak out around 90Mbps which would have not been possible
with a straight download. The multiple streams used by BT allowed to
transfers to use all three ISPs at the client's site simultaneously.
None of the internet connections individually were more than 50 Mbps
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