Subject: Re: Suggestion: NetBSD source official ISO image
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Brad Knowles <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/16/2001 22:15:49
At 1:55 PM -0500 on 2001/12/16, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

>>  I presented an argument in a previous message showing how putting
>>  up a source ISO would decrease traffic on the FTP sites.  Can you
>>  refute that argument?
>  Yes. I seriously doubt that the sale of a couple dozen CheapBytes ISOs
>  will seriously change the traffic patterns on the FTP site.

	Where's the hard data?  Do you track all the downloads from all 
the mirror sites, and can you distinguish someone doing a CVS update 
as opposed to someone downloading the complete source?

	A source-only ISO would help solve the latter problem, but not 
the former.  However, to know what the real benefits would be, we 
would need to know the complete statistics of all downloads.

Brad Knowles, <>