[ILUG] DHCP on home LAN?
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Mon Nov 8 21:14:23 GMT 2004
On Monday 08 November 2004 20:32, Conall O'Brien wrote:
> <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> incoherently babbled:
> > What happens if the network fails in some way
> > in the middle of an installation or upgrade?
> You start again.
That might not be possible if you were upgrading.
> 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?
HEAnet may have a 100Mb/s link to the net,
but my link to HEAnet is currently 100kB/s
(I'm just downloading FC-3),
so in my case the answer to your question is that
reading a CD would be tens if not hundreds of times faster
than getting the distribution over the net.
Actually, I install or upgrade from the hard disk, for various reasons,
so this is even faster.
> 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... :)
I don't understand your arithmetic.
It is going to take me about 6 hours to download FC-3.
It will take me less than 30 minutes to install or upgrade
on my not very fast laptop.
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