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Old 03-07-2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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netinst downloads and apt-get downloads stalling then restarting

I have a 100Mb internet connection that i've tested to ensure continuous ping to

I'm trying to netinst debian squeeze and its got a lot of packages to download, it starts to download very fast and then it'll pause for about a minute or two then start again then pause. my netinst download takes about ten times as long.

the same happens when i tried to apt-get install my other machine to latest stable (lenny to squeeze)

any ideas what might be causing this? am i being throttled by the ftp server to zero? i thought it was down to <reasonable speed>?
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Tried using a different mirror?
# Official Debian mirrors
# Also at
# SourcesList - Debian Wiki -

Do you use a proxy?

Might try using OpenDNS.
Old 03-08-2012, 02:36 AM   #3
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tried a different mirror and i've not got a proxy.

what's opendns going to do for me to help this issue?


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