Any alternate download sites for speakup ftp?
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Thu Feb 24 18:42:55 EST 2005
"Right now, I'm getting about 70KB/s and it's estimating roughly 2 hours and
30 mins for the first disk. At this rate, I'll have them all before i would
have had even one from the speakup server.
Interesting; 70kbps is about what I was seeing when I was downloading images
from Bill Acker's site; when the speakup site was down.
Glad I'm able to help, but it is a bit disheartening to hear about download
speeds of 70kbps when my ISP (cox business services) touts an upload
capability of 768kbps; i.e., on paper, the throughput is fully 10% of what
it should be, or could ultimately be. Now, that having been said, the best
throughput I was ever able to achieve by connecting to Bill's site was
370-380kbps, meaning that it took about a half hour to download one disk
Anybody have any thoughts on why the download speed is as slow as it is, or
any thoughts on how to improve it? Am now using a pentium 4 machine, 2.53GHz
processor, 512MB of ram. The current plan is to upgrade this machine within
the next two weeks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Al Puzzuoli" <alpuzz at comcast.net>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: Any alternate download sites for speakup ftp?
> Thanks a lot!
> I just started downloading disk 1. Right now, I'm getting about 70KB/s
> and it's estimating roughly 2 hours and 30 mins for the first disk. At
> this rate, I'll have them all before i would have had even one from the
> speakup server.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John McCann" <lists at jamsite.us>
> To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux."
> <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:43 PM
> Subject: Re: Any alternate download sites for speakup ftp?
>> Hi Al:
>> You wrote:
>> "For some reason, the speakup ftp server is severely slow. I am using
>> broadband, Comcast to be exact, and each disk is taking 15 to 20 hours to
>> Tell me about it! I had that same experience over the President's day
>> weekend; i.e., last weekend when I downloaded the 02/19/2005 set of four
>> And you continue:
>> "Is there any alternate way to get these files, either from another
>> server, a torrent, etc?"
>> I've put them on my FTP server, and would love to know what kind of
>> download speeds one gets when taking them from my site.
>> Go to:
>> and give it a try. If you do, would you please respond (on or off list)
>> with a report on the transfer rate?
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