Can someone please explain...

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Max Burke, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Max Burke

    Max Burke Guest

    How come downloading the latest iTunes update (74MB) from Major Geeks
    Internode mirror in Australia I get the following 'performance:'

    Download peek speed 1 to 1.5 MBits per second, average speed 500-750
    Kbits second, download time 15-30 minutes.

    From Major Geeks mirrors in the USA I get the following performance:
    Download peek speed 10-12 MBits per second, average speed 7.53 MBits per
    second, download time 1-2 minutes. (actual download was 1 minute 41 seconds)

    On Paradise 10Mbit/2Mbit cable plan using Orbit download manager.
    Max Burke, Jul 16, 2009
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    Woger Guest

    Due to load on the server..
    Woger, Jul 16, 2009
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  3. Your ISP probably has good bandwidth to the USA, but not so good (or
    even none at all) to Australia. So your Australian traffic may well
    be going to the USA and then back to Australia. This is a common
    problem with NZ ISPs. Or it could be that the server in Australia is
    a small one compared to the USA one and it is just overloaded. Try
    running a traceroute (tracert on Windows) to both of the servers and
    compare the paths.
    Stephen Worthington, Jul 16, 2009
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    EMB Guest

    Your ISP may have the file cached on their proxy server. It is also
    possible that the US mirror is akamai hosted locally.
    EMB, Jul 16, 2009
  5. Max Burke

    Rhino Guest

    As Stephen remarked, a traceroute would help answer this question. It
    is possible that you may have been downloading off a proxy here in NZ.

    Cheers, Rhino
    Rhino, Jul 16, 2009
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    Mutlley Guest

    I'd like to know what every fracking update to Itunes is so bloated.
    I believe the latest one is designed to cripple Itunes ability to sync
    apps with certain new mobiles out there.. (non iphone)
    Mutlley, Jul 16, 2009
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    Enkidu Guest

    A traceroute would show the latency, but would show nothing directly
    about the throughput, although if the latency is high, it is possible
    that the bandwidth is low because of queueing in some device or a low
    bandwidth device 'en route'.


    Enkidu, Jul 16, 2009
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    victor Guest

    If its just for iPod management might I suggest you take a look at Songbird
    victor, Jul 16, 2009
  9. Hi there,

    I use it for managing my collection, and checking to see which artists
    have gigs coming up in my area. Usually for playback I'll choose a much
    smaller lighter player, like good old XMMS. Since I haven't got an iPod
    (Creative Zen instead, their audio is cleaner) I cannot comment on iPod

    Kind regards,

    Chris Wilkinson, Brisbane, Australia.
    Chris Wilkinson, Jul 17, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Geographically close does not mean Internet close.

    Personally anything from Oz is off my download route unless there is no
    Gordon, Jul 17, 2009
  11. Max Burke

    Gordon Guest

    Apple is Ms Windows brother. (hint history)
    See above.

    Question, why are you still on that platform? Get off it and offer
    competition and freedom to yourself.
    Gordon, Jul 17, 2009
  12. Max Burke

    thingy Guest

    Well, there could be a whole bag of reasons, load on the remote
    server....saturation of the sea cable....routeing settings/policy by
    your ISP, router fault or overload...etc etc....I use something called
    smokeping to look at latency......


    thingy, Jul 18, 2009
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