Slow github download when creating a new identity

Just wanted to bitch over the slow download… i suppose thats github tho… but still +2 minutes for downloading 5 mb i guess… thats just pathetic

 curl -L -o
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   147  100   147    0     0    600      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--   600
100   650  100   650    0     0   1431      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  1431
 70 5152k   70 3637k    0     0  40092      0  0:02:11  0:01:32  0:00:39 48126

usually i wouldn’t yell about it, but come on online data storage is the thing right :smiley: just put me off a bit…

Think you either had bad luck or your internet is getting over loaded.

tried again but now it was cached somewhere along the route.
just like yours might be… but yeah sure it could be bad luck that nobody had downloaded it in my region yet… i suppose it might be one of those things with very low traffic so it gets shelved on a shitty system somewhere.

curl -L -o
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   147  100   147    0     0    647      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--   647
100   650  100   650    0     0   1529      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  1529
100 5152k  100 5152k    0     0  2804k      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:-- 4806k

my internet is most definitely not overloaded in anyway, i got like multiple hundreds of megabits to spare, and everything else is running without any sort of deviation.

it was slow

Mine was not cached I would not run an identity with my Pi4 which where I downloaded to test.

could be cached at the isp side, or further up the chain… few things are direct connections to source

else one would overload the internet with sending the same data across already strained connections tons of times… so the fact that i just used it may have made it fast for you…

it was slow and by no fault on my side…

Uh no, isp do not cache files for you… there is no possible way you could have sped the download for me either. I don’t even live in the same country as you, I have a dedicated fiber line there’s no pre cache, we probably don’t even have the same route to the git hub servers…

there will almost always be caching, sure it verifies that the file it has is the existing one in the location and then if so it will hand you the one it already has cached…

pretty sure thats the basics of it… but feel free to waste your time to try and prove me wrong :smiley:

that what it often feels like so I’m not going to do that :smiley:
Just adding that he might not even have downloaded it from the same datacenter… after all github has multiple servers with load balancing etc.

maybe my download was from iran… xD sure felt like it
it is a bit funny that everybody seems to be an expert on how the internet works…
when it’s a very limit subset of 0.001% or less that really just have the slightest idea