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    How to select best download server without GUI?

    How do i select the best download server in Server Edition without the GUI?

    What is the command line?


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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey08 View Post
    How do i select the best download server in Server Edition without the GUI?

    What is the command line?


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    What exactly do you mean? You're browsing on the console? Or via Lynx?

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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    What type of download server? FTP, HTTP? Are you looking for a repository mirror? The only way to know which is fastest is to actually download data from the servers and compare, unless you went by geographic location and assumed closer meant faster. How would you determine the best download server with a GUI?

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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    Ubuntu Software Tab - "Download from" drop down menu - Other - Select Best Server

    This little known utility will do a pretty good job of picking a good server based on the response time it gets from them.


    that's what i saw from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ownload+server, #6 thread.

    Hope this explained me.

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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey08 View Post
    Ubuntu Software Tab - "Download from" drop down menu - Other - Select Best Server

    This little known utility will do a pretty good job of picking a good server based on the response time it gets from them.


    that's what i saw from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ownload+server, #6 thread.

    Hope this explained me.

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    you could ping all the servers that are close to you, and pick the one with the best response time.

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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin11951 View Post
    you could ping all the servers that are close to you, and pick the one with the best response time.
    But how do i do this if i m in Server Edition without any Graphical User Interface? Means that i m working under text based environment.

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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    what you can do is to check your network settings...

    type "nano /etc/network/interfaces" to see your settings
    to leave nano program press on "Alt+X"

    if you are using PuTTy or some other software to access your server just paste details.

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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    you will get list of devices they are listed next way
    auto ...
    iface ...

    if you did not added any special network software on your pc you will have some thing like next:
    PHP Code:
    # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
    # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

    # The loopback network interface
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback

    # The primary network interface
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet 
    static
            
    address 192.168.0.100
            netmask 255.255.255.0
            network 192.168.0.0
            broadcast 192.168.0.255
            gateway 192.168.0.1 
    if you have next type of of config you can try changing
    PHP Code:
    iface eth0 inet static 
    on
    PHP Code:
    iface eth0 inet dhcp 
    should work..
    if you have other way round, go on your server and change
    PHP Code:
    iface eth0 inet dhcp 
    on
    PHP Code:
    iface eth0 inet static
            
    address 192.168.0.100
            netmask 255.255.255.0
            network 192.168.0.0
            broadcast 192.168.0.255
            gateway 192.168.0.1 
    you can modify ip's, I'm not sure how correct i'm, but this problem can happen with routers, some routers can not have static ip's and are being given ip's automatically.

    Network changes should be made manually, because if error happened you will need to figure out what ip is set on your server machine.

    to find out what local ip your server have use next command
    PHP Code:
    ifconfig 
    it will tell you info on your network devices
    you do not need root rights to use it
    Last edited by Spikerok; April 21st, 2009 at 10:37 PM.

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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    Thanks Spikerok, appreciate your reply, but does this help to improve my download speed from the archieve server?(like when i type sudo apt-get install gedit, the speed could go up to 60kbps instead of now only 5kbps)

    What i m trying to solve is onlyget the fastes download speed from archieve server.

    Best regards,
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    Re: How to select best download server without GUI?

    Something like apt-spy perhaps?
    http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Apt-spy

    It never seemed to pull the right servers for me, but I only spent like 5 minutes playing with it, YMMV.

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