On 01/29/14 12:51, Lars Engels wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 09:11:04AM -0600, Mark Felder wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014, at 5:32, Lars Engels wrote:
>>> Also using freebsd-update behind a proxy is really slow. Even with a 
>>> very fast internet connection (normally download rates ca. 3 MBytes /
>>> s) downloading all the tiny binary diff files took more than 8 hours. 
>>> Maybe freebsd-update's backend could create a tarball of all those
>>> diffs and provide this?
>> Even streaming the tar instead of waiting for the freebsd-update server 
>> to produce the tarball would be an improvement. I have no experience 
>> doing that over a WAN but I don't see why it would be unreliable.
> Colin, what do you think? Is it possible?

Anything is *possible*, but given that the number of patches available is
typically at least 10x the number being fetched this doesn't seem like it
would be very efficient.

FWIW, the performance problems with proxies are limited to HTTP proxies
which don't speak HTTP/1.1.

Colin Percival
Security Officer Emeritus, FreeBSD | The power to serve
Founder, Tarsnap | www.tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly paranoid

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