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Daryl Jenks
 

Hello, 
    Just received my board and when trying to download the image from:Index of /downloads/  current_image.zip  
     I see minimal download speed and varying between 17 hours to 2 days left. I tried both Chrome and Edge and see basically same results.  I tested to my provider and see 90 Mbps download speeds  After 45 minutes  I have received 39,493 KB of data,  Is there an issue with you access or Server causing this delay.. 2.2g should take about 3 minutes to download.  thanks Daryl 


Mitch Winkle
 

I saw something similar when downloading it yesterday.  On Win10 it was abysmally slow.  With the same connection on Linux it was it's normally speedy self.  The reader is left to his own conclusions.

On 9/30/19 6:13 PM, drjenks70@... wrote:
Hello, 
    Just received my board and when trying to download the image from:Index of /downloads/  current_image.zip  
     I see minimal download speed and varying between 17 hours to 2 days left. I tried both Chrome and Edge and see basically same results.  I tested to my provider and see 90 Mbps download speeds  After 45 minutes  I have received 39,493 KB of data,  Is there an issue with you access or Server causing this delay.. 2.2g should take about 3 minutes to download.  thanks Daryl 
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Daryl Jenks
 

Thanks for responding.  the download finally finished after 17.5 hours.   I guess I will have to make a Pi Download machine for any future updates I need.    


Basil Gunn
 

I concur with Mitch. I just downloaded the zipped image and it took
10min 18s at 4.73MB/s
I used my Linux workstation. It does depend on how many other
connections are in progress.

time wget http://nwdig.net/downloads/current_image.zip
--2019-10-01 11:11:19-- http://nwdig.net/downloads/current_image.zip
Resolving nwdig.net (nwdig.net)... 173.203.212.50
Connecting to nwdig.net (nwdig.net)|173.203.212.50|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 2406078182 (2.2G) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘current_image.zip’

current_image.zip 100%[==============================================================================>] 2.24G 4.73MB/s in 10m 18s

2019-10-01 11:21:37 (3.71 MB/s) - ‘current_image.zip’ saved
[2406078182/2406078182]

I'll announce the image possibly tomorrow as I am still testing some things
out.
/Basil


Mitch Winkle <ab4mw@...> writes:

I saw something similar when downloading it yesterday. On Win10 it was
abysmally slow. With the same connection on Linux it was it's normally
speedy self. The reader is left to his own conclusions.

On 9/30/19 6:13 PM, drjenks70@... wrote:
Hello,
Just received my board and when trying to download the image
from:Index of /downloads/ current_image.zip
<http://nwdig.net/downloads/current_image.zip>
I see minimal download speed and varying between 17 hours to 2
days left. I tried both Chrome and Edge and see basically same
results. I tested to my provider and see 90 Mbps download speeds
After 45 minutes I have received 39,493 KB of data, Is there an
issue with you access or Server causing this delay.. 2.2g should take
about 3 minutes to download. thanks Daryl


Stuart Longland VK4MSL
 

On 1/10/19 11:03 pm, Mitch Winkle wrote:
I saw something similar when downloading it yesterday.  On Win10 it was
abysmally slow.  With the same connection on Linux it was it's normally
speedy self.  The reader is left to his own conclusions.
I've seen it crawl under Linux too. I was at work, so 50Mbps microwave
link for Internet. Workstation and border router are both Linux (Gentoo
on the workstation, Ubuntu on the border router), an intermediate router
runs Cisco IOS (not sure what version).

https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/message/3788

I think I'd agree with Basil's assessment that "it does depend on how
many other connections are in progress". I'm not sure what Internet
link services the NWDR server whether it is in a data centre or is on a
SOHO Internet link with limited capacity.

Now that standard Raspbian supports the UDRC/DRAWS, I think things
should improve since NWDR's servers only have to carry a small handful
of packages and not a whopping great big SD card image.

Coding up a boot-strap script which can be run on stock Raspbian images
to set everything up would not be a difficult job.
--
Stuart Longland (aka Redhatter, VK4MSL)

I haven't lost my mind...
...it's backed up on a tape somewhere.


Basil Gunn
 

Stuart Longland VK4MSL <@VK4MSL> writes:

On 1/10/19 11:03 pm, Mitch Winkle wrote:
I saw something similar when downloading it yesterday. On Win10 it was
abysmally slow. With the same connection on Linux it was it's normally
speedy self. The reader is left to his own conclusions.
I've seen it crawl under Linux too.
I test the down load about once a month and have never had a problem
(slow download) yet. I have a fiber connection.

I think I'd agree with Basil's assessment that "it does depend on how
many other connections are in progress". I'm not sure what Internet
link services the NWDR server whether it is in a data centre or is on a
SOHO Internet link with limited capacity.
I use rackspace (https://www.rackspace.com/). The server lives in San
Antonio, TX.

Now that standard Raspbian supports the UDRC/DRAWS, I think things
should improve since NWDR's servers only have to carry a small handful
of packages and not a whopping great big SD card image.
If you want a whopping great big SD card image then use the "W3DJS
Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image v2.0". It's 17GB and has a lot stuff.
https://groups.io/g/RaspberryPi-4-HamRadio/topic/w3djs_raspberry_pi_ham_radio/39671852?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,39671852
Note that they solved their slow download problem by using bitTorrent.

Our image is much smaller @ 2GB. List of NWDR Installed Programs:
https://github.com/nwdigitalradio/n7nix/blob/master/docs/IMAGE_README.md

Coding up a boot-strap script which can be run on stock Raspbian images
to set everything up would not be a difficult job.
I use a (unsupported) script to build and compress the published image. There is even
some documentation on how to run it. Search for "how the NWDR images are
created" in the markdown files in the docs directory.

The script runs for about 5 to 6 hours, IF there are no problems. It
usually takes 1 1/2 to 2 days to verify the image. I would rather do
other things than spin up boot images so looking forward to seeing your
boot-strap script.

/Basil