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I thought the torrent was supposed to be fast...


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#1 Ravenbar

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:10 PM

I've had Kubuntu 16.04 downloading as a torrent for going on 2 days and it's only at 26.75% completion.


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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:14 PM

Is there a particular reason you're not downloading from the source?

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:23 PM

How fast is your connection? What torrent client are you using? I hear some ISP's actually throttle torrent downloads.

 

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Is there a particular reason you're not downloading from the source?

With Linux using torrents to download your operating system is normally fast and quite safe, once done you do an integrity check ( MD5 ) and you are done.

 

Edit bellow.

 

I just tested it and see no problems here.

 

%5Bd%3A-1.8-mib-s%2C-u%3A-0-b-s%5D-qbitt


Edited by NickAu, 26 April 2016 - 05:37 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 05:31 PM

Not long ago I downloaded Kubuntu via torrents and I don't recall it taking that long.  Something doesn't sound right.



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:50 PM

From what I have found your internet connection speed is a major factor in how long it takes to down load anything up or down.

In my case my ISP puts a limit on torrents.  As I was told by their support department ATT considers repeated use of torrents is a violation of the Terms of Service and is grounds to turn off your service. Not a lawyer so I can not say right or wrong.

 

I can not speak for other ISP's.


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 04:34 PM

Wasn't the connection speed. Last time I used the torrent client I started to download Ubuntu15.10 and never finished. That's what was sucking all the bandwidth.


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:06 PM

Now when dealing with torrents the number of [seeds] those who are shareing the load also comes into play and will fluxuate some as seeds drop out or join the seed.  At leatst that is what it did with me. I only used torrent twice and had to abort both times estimated time was still like 5 to 6 hours.

 

The longer it takes for anything to get from point A to B increases the chance of file corruption or infection on the internet.


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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:23 PM

The longer it takes for anything to get from point A to B increases the chance of file corruption or infection on the internet.

Which is why you check the hash... Although packet dropping may have been the issue to begin with.
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