yikes that's fast

Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at 12:19PM

By Eric Richardson

I just went to download a new kernel and was in shock over how fast it went, so I had to go and download it again. Check this out (wget output shortened because I feel like it):

[JPL (eric@gonzo)-([Tue June 22  3:38pm])]
~: wget ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.7.tar.gz
Resolving ftp.kernel.org...
Connecting to ftp.kernel.org[]:21... connected.
Logging in as anonymous ... Logged in!
==> SYST ... done.    ==> PWD ... done.
==> TYPE I ... done.  ==> CWD /pub/linux/kernel/v2.6 ... done.
==> PASV ... done.    ==> RETR linux-2.6.7.tar.gz ... done.
Length: 44,006,970 (unauthoritative)

100%[====================================>] 44,006,970     4.62M/s    ETA 00:00

15:39:11 (4.53 MB/s) - `linux-2.6.7.tar.gz.1' saved [44006970]

Ten seconds to download a 40+MB kernel. At that speed it's going at over 1/3 the top speed of my ethernet card. Wow.