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|0018293||CentOS-8||dnf||public||2021-09-01 09:19||2021-09-06 06:21|
|Summary||0018293: Torrent for DNF|
Unlike RHEL 8, EL8 rebuilds have mirrors.
It would be great if the DNF install/update used multiple mirrors like torrents, speeding up the download process. We do not know how hard this is to implement. We feel that the code might be there somewhere.
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This is an interesting idea. I think DNF wouldn't necessarily need to implement the actual bittorrent protocol -- and I'm sure many users would not like the idea of seeding packages for other users in the swarm -- but spreading regular HTTP downloads across multiple mirrors could possibly speed up package downloads and more evenly distribute load among mirror hosts...
I suspect this suggestion should have been sent directly to the actual DNF developers, though, and they recommend submitting tickets to the Red Hat Bugzilla > "Fedora" product > "dnf" component, as described here: