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Old 06-01-2010, 03:26 AM   #61
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Do you know if your ISP throttles bittorrent traffic? This could be why your torrents are so slow. The Slackware torrents downloaded very fast for me here in Philly via my Comcast connection.
Thanks tommcd Fairly sure they don't. CDs 1 and 2 downloaded quickly. As of 2 days ago when we last had Internet connection outside working hours, the DVD was downloading quickly. It was only CD6 that was slow.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 07:59 AM   #62
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Thanks tommcd Fairly sure they don't. CDs 1 and 2 downloaded quickly. As of 2 days ago when we last had Internet connection outside working hours, the DVD was downloading quickly. It was only CD6 that was slow.
For installing Slackware from the 6 CD set you actually only need the first 3 CDs to do a full install of Slackware.CDs 3-6 include mostly source code, /extra and usb installers and stuff:
http://slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php
If your internet bandwidth is limited, don't bother with CDs 3-6 unless you really need the source code.

BTW, I am still seeding the Slackware CDs! There is now more people downloading them it seems. Or there may be fewer seeders, or whatever.
I suspect that relatively fewer people download, and therefore seed, the CDs 4-6, since they are probably not needed by most people. That would explain the relative slowness of the torrent for CD 6.

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Old 06-01-2010, 08:42 AM   #63
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seeding both slack13.1 and slack64-13.1 DVDs ;-)
 
Old 06-01-2010, 09:24 AM   #64
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For installing Slackware from the 6 CD set you actually only need the first 3 CDs to do a full install of Slackware.CDs 3-6 include mostly source code, /extra and usb installers and stuff:
http://slackware.com/getslack/torrents.php
If your internet bandwidth is limited, don't bother with CDs 3-6 unless you really need the source code.

BTW, I am still seeding the Slackware CDs! There is now more people downloading them it seems. Or there may be fewer seeders, or whatever.
I suspect that relatively fewer people download, and therefore seed, the CDs 4-6, since they are probably not needed by most people. That would explain the relative slowness of the torrent for CD 6.
Thanks tommcd

I'm installing on a netbook without a CD/DVD drive so need the tools on CD 6 to create a USB stick, bootable and with Slackware installation files. Right now, for CD 6 there are 20 seeds and 12 peers so it's zipping down

You're probably right about CDs 4-6.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 12:57 PM   #65
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I've seeded over 150GB on the 32-bit dvd iso, and I don't plan on stopping it any time soon.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 10:05 AM   #66
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Are people still seeding Slackware 13.1, either CD or DVD? I tried last night and the torrents didn't even start!
 
Old 07-11-2010, 10:14 AM   #67
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Are people still seeding Slackware 13.1, either CD or DVD? I tried last night and the torrents didn't even start!
I'm still seeding both DVD's and it looks like there are over 140 seeds for each.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 10:14 AM   #68
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Over 200 seeders last time I checked, and I'm only one of them.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 10:18 AM   #69
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Over 200 seeders last time I checked, and I'm only one of them.
Cool. Maybe last night was a glitch, or maybe things were just slow on Verizon's DSL.

Regards,
 
Old 07-11-2010, 08:06 PM   #70
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I seed 8 hours a day, 5 days a week until the next release.
 
Old 07-11-2010, 09:33 PM   #71
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Sweet!

By the way, I just downloaded and installed qBittorent using the Slackbuilds.org.

The build is out of sync with the latest version a little bit, so a little editing is needed. Nevertheless, it works well and is very attractive.

Regards,
 
Old 11-16-2010, 02:13 PM   #72
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Are the slackware iso available using metalinks? This will help to distribute the iso rapidly and efficiently. aria2c can download a single file using multiple http/ftp/torrent/magnet sources.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 11:57 AM   #73
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i have all 6 cd isos, i'll seed this weekend
 
  


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