Reliable downloading mirrors (betatest)

I would like if some of you* can run this test, specially @TheTechRobo which seems like to have wifi / speed problems with the downloads of Elive

wget --limit-rate=18k --tries=1

so, the "tries" option will stop the download in case its failed (just like it does from a browser), like a network cut or the mirror has rebooted, and the "limit-rate" option is optional but guarantees that is downloading very slow to your computer (assuming that you are going to leave running / open the terminal for an entire day approx)

unfortunately we have only 3 mirrors, 2 of them sometimes reboots or has a network cut (breaking the downloads of the users), and the other one is from dreamhost which is not reliable too (sometimes the network is cut too)

If there's any hosting service that gives unlimited bandwith without tricks (ok it can be min 5 mb/s, but unlimited in amount) and without stability issues (most of them are pretty unstable) for a small amount of money (like 5 usd / month), i would pay for this service in order to have a reliable working mirror to download elive, otherwise a percent of users are affected by this issue which leads to unbootable elive isos

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On 100 Mbit/s ethernet connection

Have you ever checked aruba services? i heard really good opinions about it. It's widely used in italy. From what i understood, if you're ready to configure the host by yourself the price tag should be not so high

I'm not impressed at all by "wget" here. :thinking:

~ ❯❯❯ wget --limit-rate=18k --tries=1
--2020-03-19 09:25:52--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 307 Temporary Redirect
Location: [following]
--2020-03-19 09:25:56--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 2721333248 (2.5G) [application/x-iso9660-image]
Saving to: ‘elive_3.8.9_beta_hybrid_i386.iso’

elive_3.8.9_beta_hybrid_i386.iso 0%[ ] 1.10M 18.0KB/s eta 40h 59m^

Where a direct download takes only

and using "jdownloader":

Practically speaking, running a torrent would be is after all what torrenting was devised for. :magick:

Maybe we should think of a way to get people to interact or contribute to Ellive despite having an openly available torrent. A way that wouldn't interfere with the current strategy to pull in and keep newcomers.

A first way would be to keep the torrent link behind the same restrictions as the current downloads but we can expect that to be openly available after a while. By itself I don't find that a bad thing, considering that the Betas change version quite often ... and the seed files would change along with them.

If there are those that have downloaded an older version through a previous torrent (free or not) they could use the zsync_curl solution to limit bandwidth .... which would be for the better allover too. :thinking:

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remember that this command is set to download slowly (to increase the time to download and having more possibilities to have a broken download due to a connection cut), you can of course change this value

a torrent is included for the stable versions only, so its a bandwith improvement, but no time to maintain them and they will be fastly deprecated on beta releases, also, not everybody knows how to use torrents, we need to keep downloads a easiest posible to the users

hum, not bad: Linux Hosting | Aruba Hosting

not too much expensive, it says unlimited bandwith and disk space, this can be good to store all the repos and downloads 150 USD / year :thinking:

bad news: trying to buy it (i was just testing it) they force you to register a domain with them (and i don't want / need that, which is also an extra cost), wtf...


Well, if you're OK with Canadian webhost, here Web Hosting Canada | Canadian Web Hosting, Domain Names & Servers

It's pretty decent..and it is pretty cheap, especially after conversion to USD.

well i did not know about that...

Just found this thread again.

OVH sounds good:

Ya im doing this late, but im downloading 3.0 Stable anyway for the macbook

Thats a 3GB Img file, but 330MB had already been downloaded (i just remembered to do this), so 2.7 GB and limit rate to 18K, and tries=1...i'll let you know how it goes...

...but the installer auto updates


elive_3.0.6_stable_  63%[+++++++++++>        ]   1.91G  18.9KB/s    in 2h 9m

2020-07-12 13:06:46 (18.9 KB/s) - Read error at byte 2055684096/3257925632 (Resource temporarily unavailable, try again.). Giving up.

(Yes, I upped it to 18.9K. I'm impatient.)

Well they're reliable, but...




heres the mirror: