[svlug] Want a dial up server!
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Sun Oct 8 21:11:02 PDT 2000
On Sun, 8 Oct 2000 20:15:28 -0700
David E Fox <dfox at tsoft.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Oct 2000, you wrote:
>> I just built and installed an i486-50 with a 1x (yes, really)
>> non-ATAPI (custom adaptor card) Mitsume CD-ROM drive. First boot
>> from floppies, pull the base image off CD, edit
> That is pretty good, and not a whole lot of up-front work required
> at all. Were you doing this over dsl, or what?
Yep. 768K SDSL.
> I tried pulling down debian sometime back (using the DSL at my
> brother's (mom's) house) -- perhaps it was the server, but it took
> several hours nonetheless.
I actually have no idea how long it took. The first thing I did
during the base install is manually fetch a new copy of apt and its
dependencies, installed those, and then let dselect wreak its
business while I went to bed. It was sitting at a configuration
prompt next morning.
> We just (for experiment's sake) tried pulling off a kernel from
> ftp.kernel.org, and we were getting rather good throughput (550+
> kbps) -- so it really depends a lot it would seem on the quality
> and closeness of your mirror.
Up till now I've been using openrock as my mirror, but alas they
seem to have fallen off the 'net lately..
> What would be cool -- maybe this is already present, I don't know
> -- is a reference archive that would just let you pull the whole
> thing (of course, for Debian that's not really the right thing to
> say) via rsync. I'm becoming rather fond of that :). And for
> upgrading, you just rsync down the changes periodically. FWIH,
> apt-get is pretty darn close.
Debian package sites are specifically setup to be rsync mirrored --
have a look at their web pages. I've been thinking about doing this
it for a while now just haven't done it.
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