View Full Version : how would you explain these insane speeds

March 22nd, 2006, 01:27 PM
My cable internet is capped at 4meg, i usually see about 3.2-3.5mbps(440 kBps or so). And this is what I always download at. But when I use debian, specifically the repo ftp.debian.org, from a netinstall CD(~100 MB image), it downloads at 1800kBps-2000kBps(kilobytes, that is). Thats the reported synaptic speed, and of course I think no way, but upon first updates(200 meg or so) it only took a matter of what seemed like a few seconds. And it was consistent on any package I downloaded...still is. I can't explain it the only thing I thought at all possible was that maybe my ISP hosts these files or has some kind of agreement? I know its farfetched, but I'm stumped.

March 22nd, 2006, 01:38 PM
Possibly its updating off of your install cd. Try removing the cd and uncommenting it from the repos.

March 22nd, 2006, 01:39 PM
chuckyp, thats always the first thing I do(even in ubuntu), and its a netinstall CD, which contains only enough to get it started downloading X and gnome and whatnot.