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Month: January 2004

Net: Faster ‘net Connection

It’s looking like I need a faster internet connection here at home. At the moment I’ve got a “bog-standard” ADSL link (512k downstream/256k upstream) and it’s just been maxed out recently – a little bit of background first: I’ve been working on a BIG personal project for a couple of months now which has necessity a LOT of data crunching (somewhere in the region of 20Gb of raw data) on my two machines (‘Zaphod’ my Fedora/RedHat Linux Box and ‘Ford’ my WindowsXP box)- most of that data has been downloaded from the internet via various methods (plus I’ve got all my email and other downloads using the connection). I’ve now processed the data and I’m in the stage of getting it up to ‘houston’ (my webserver which this blog and various other sites run on: it’s called Houston not because of the star of the World’s Largest g-b or because of the space shuttle, but because it’s actually in Houston, Texas): however, ADSL is short of “Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line” and hence I can only upload at 256k (Asymmetric basically means the download and upload speeds aren’t the same). I tried moving a 7Gb.tar.gz file (yep – that means it’s…