[clug] .au Debian mirrors

Stephen Rothwell sfr at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Dec 1 23:29:03 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 08:55:18 +1100 (EST) "Matthew Hawkins" <matt at mh.dropbear.id.au> wrote:
> Alex Satrapa said:
> > Though I'm a little puzzled as to what advantage there would be in
> > downloading from a "free" peer over downloading from a "free" mirror.
> > Surely the download-from-peer option would be slower and more
> > troublesome than an ISP-maintained mirror?  Even if you go the
> > BitTorrent route, the traffic's all got to go through the ISP anyway.
> Lets pretend for a moment that this ISP is still living in the last
> millennium and doesn't have a local Debian mirror...
> Does it make sense now?

Also (at least in TIP) the traffic between two TransACT cable connected
customers does not go through any of TIPs routers, just the NAS at
TransACT ... (though it can still be accounted if necessary :-))

Stephen Rothwell                    sfr at canb.auug.org.au

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