On 8 Nov 2004, at 20:32, Conall O'Brien wrote:
> Which do you think has a faster data transfer rate, a net install off
> ftp.heanet.ie from a HEAnet client lan with a 100MBit link or an iso
> created CD?
>> Personally, I'd vote for the network every time, escpecially when I've
> seen net installs of Debian read data from ftp.heanet.ie quicker than
> the system's 6 x CD-ROM can... :)
Call me a whinger if you will but as an Irish taxpayer paying over the
odds for a 1990s speed DSL connection, I'd be a lot happier if you
people who have access to the wonderful HEAnet network (for which I
pay) would cease rubbing my nose in it. Especially as that's the only
connection I'm ever likely to have to it.
P.S. In fairness, I make regular, if slow, use of HEAnet's excellent
mirrors - thanks people.
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