Subject: Re: Upgrading from 1.5.2 to -current?
To: NetBSD/sparc Discussion List <port-sparc@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andrew Grillet <andrew@orlando.grillet.home>
List: port-sparc
Date: 04/24/2002 20:46:21
On Wednesday 24 April 2002 18:23, you wrote:
> [ On Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 14:14:14 (+0100), David Laight
> wrote: ]
> > It is possible to pull the full cvs tree in over a 56k modem, but
> > it definitely will take soo long you will lose the connection
> > at some point.
> I don't see why that has to be true.  In the past I've done checkouts
> that large on a 28.8kbps modem and never lost the connection.  Indeed
> my 28.8k connection used to stay up for literally hundreds of days at
> a time, and often it only reset because I (or the guy at the other
> end ;-) wanted it to, not because the connection was lost.  Now that
> was a local telephone call, and within a fairly large city with good
> telephone services, but still.....
Here in the UK, dial-up ISPs disconnect you after 2 hours - its called 
"unlimited access". This is part of British Telecom's policy of trying 
to prevent the spread of the Internet.


A million Lemmings can't be wrong.