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Fedora Core 1 released

The first release of the Fedora Core - the distribution formerly known as Red Hat Linux - is now available, a couple of days later than planned. The release notes contain a great deal of information about the contents of this release and how to install it. See the download page to get a copy of the release. (Thanks to Xose Vasquez Perez).
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Bittorrent

Posted Nov 5, 2003 21:30 UTC (Wed) by mattdm (subscriber, #18) [Link]

It says this somewhere near the bottom of the download page, but it bears emphasizing: the fastest and best way to get this release is via bittorrent, and the more people who do so, the better it'll get. See the page at http://torrent.dulug.duke.edu/ for very easy instructions (and bittorrent RPMs). I was able to download all of the source and binary isos in under an hour.

Bittorrent

Posted Nov 5, 2003 23:37 UTC (Wed) by tomsi (subscriber, #2306) [Link]

Now this was a good suggestion.

I am behind a firewall which is using NAT; so I am not sure if I can use BitTorrent.

If any of you, the enlightened readers of LWN, are running BitTorrent, please give a hint on where to find information on this.

Cheers,
Tom

PS. In the mean time I will have to do with a normal download.

Bittorrent

Posted Nov 6, 2003 0:26 UTC (Thu) by proski (subscriber, #104) [Link]

If you are using NAT at home, you should be able to open TCP ports 6881-6999 on the router. Usually NAT routers have web interface that allows you to redirect incoming connections to one of the computers on the internal network.

Bittorrent

Posted Nov 6, 2003 1:55 UTC (Thu) by etc (guest, #16563) [Link]

I configured my firewall with MASQUERADE + port forwarding of 6881 and 6882 to one system behind the firewall. You don't need the full range 6881-6999 if you use only a single system (you can still run multiple bittorrent at the same time).

Bittorrent

Posted Nov 6, 2003 17:28 UTC (Thu) by tomsi (subscriber, #2306) [Link]

Thanks,

I will try that out. As I am using ADSL, I don't have that much outgoing speed (128k); is that a problem ?

Cheers,
Tom

Bittorrent

Posted Nov 7, 2003 4:38 UTC (Fri) by proski (subscriber, #104) [Link]

That shouldn't be a problem. Bittorrent downloads the file pieces from different places, so slow connection with you won't prevent downloading other parts in the same time. Sure, the download will be faster for you. Consider leaving bittorrent running until it uploads as much data as it has downloaded.


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