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Re: pkgsrc use curl or wget

On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 10:25:35AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Mayuresh <> writes:
> > On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 02:56:03PM +0000, Victor Aur?lio Santos wrote:
> >> Thank you matthew sporleder worked nice!
> >> 
> >> Mayuresh, have you tried FETCH_USING=aria2c -j16 or something like
> >> this ? (based on matthew response)
> >
> > After Thor's response I am afraid of trying!
> Basically the point is that TCP does congestion control.   Running 16
> TCPs in parallel uses up more server resources and is rude to the other
> people.

Point taken. I was not needing this option when I was using wired
broadband connection which used to saturate. Due to some service issues I
switched to a 3G connection which yields more throughput only with
multiple threads. (I don't know why it does not yield full bandwidth to a
single thread. Perhaps there are techno-commercial reasons.)

But, even with multiple threads (10 by default with aget) I get maximum
1.5 to 2 mbps of speed. So I thought it would not be so taxing (or does
the impact on others depend only on connection count and not on

Anyway, I have taken a note of this and I use the default downloader for
pkgsrc. (Hardly 1 or 2 times till now I had used aget.)


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