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rivang 10-07-2003 10:23 PM

So what mirrors can you download Slackware from? Alot of them or the ones that I can check seem to have 1kb files that you can't download.

Anyone know of a mirror that works?

carboncopy 10-07-2003 10:31 PM

Try bittorrent, it is pretty fast. I managed to clock up to 200kbps.

Anyway, I am seeding d1, d2 and d3 will bring up d4 soon.

If you insist on ftp ing, check the previous posts on Slackware 9.1 especially the one announcing release of S9.1. There are good recommendations there.

linuxJaver 10-07-2003 10:36 PM

search this forum for an article titled "slackware 9.1 released", read through ..

My advice in short: googling(bittorent), get the window installer version, but not the latest (the one with b1.., something version 3.1,3.2..), double click the file u downloaded, if it doesn't complained anything, then u have bittorent installed..

Restart ur browser, check the for the images u need .. It is faster than conventional downloading from mirrors .. at least 2 or 3 hours faster, even more ..

carboncopy 10-07-2003 10:42 PM

This is the link to Slackware 9.1 released!

Bittorrent web site:

If you are running slack right now. You can download the 3.3 version, untar it and you have can run it straight from that folder.

./ slackware-9.1-install-d1.torrent

you have to get the torrent file from or

linuxJaver 10-07-2003 11:05 PM

Wut I see with the 3.3 on slack is only:
file: size: destination: progess: status: speed: total: errors:

The advand tab of window GUI of bittorrent shows far more things, including the IP of the peers/seeds, their rate(up/down), total, n the relation between self with them ..

carboncopy 10-07-2003 11:52 PM

where can I get the GUI thingy?

linuxJaver 10-08-2003 01:58 AM

Check that link on the article "slackware 9.1 released" or googling(bittorrent) choose the window-installer version, as said I got problem installing the last released on w2k ..

carboncopy 10-08-2003 03:23 AM

oh u mean in M$ windows. I thought it was for Slackware. Anyway, I am sure there is out there such as azureus (Java).

linuxJaver 10-08-2003 03:59 AM

Btw, do u know howto limit the upload rate on bittorrent 3.3-slack ?

Since I got 60% of an 65-image, my download rate is lower than 1kB/s, but upload is ~6kB/s .. That must be caused that most finished peer (potential seeds closed their connection immediately).

On that window-gui it is possible to re-adjust the upload rate during the downloading, but it has a minimum limit about 10% of download-rate .. (fair .. isn't it ?) .. Haven't tried that azureus, next time ..

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