Fedora Core site slowly coming back

By Justin Mann on October 25, 2006, 8:42 PM
If you were one of the many disappointed yesterday when the Fedora project site went down due to the immense amount of traffic, you'll be interested to know that the reason was indeed massive download traffic. Claiming they had over 10,000 downloads in only five hours (although that number includes torrents), it's no surprise that the servers were choked and some drastic measures had to be taken. Currently, the distro is only available for download via the torrents, with the official site still being blocked from downloading due to the immense amount of traffic.

This does go to show how popular the distro has become. Their site has been partially restored and has a list of up to date mirrors, but still for the most part is shut down. The Fedora wiki, however, is up and running fine.




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Phantasm66 said:
I got it yesterday via an FTP server. I finally found one that gave me a decent download speed. These days I mainly just do a minimum install with no Xwindows, ran as a virtual machine under Vmware. I telnet to it and use it as a programming environment. I will probably get round to installing it on a spare laptop, this will allow me to see any real changes. Right now, with the configuration I have used in the virtual machine, its more or less identical to fedora 5.Here's a link to some changes for version 6, which would be more apparent to me if I did a full install with GUI:[url]http://www.redhat.com/magazine/024oct06/features/fc
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