long up2date and connection not being cut.
I am glad that RedHat have not dropped the connection - maybe their info confirms to them that the update is not finished re their record of what is to be updated - as for my ISP, I have a cable connection to the 7/24 rule is in place thank goodness! I imagine that as my registration with RedHat is not a professional one, that I do not get priority with the bandwidth from their servers, and their servers are no doubt very busy all the time - maybe next time I want such a big update, I should go to a mirror site and do a download for manual update install.
Thanks for your response.
thanks for reactions - my cable modem test results
I ran one test through the web site that majorwoo suggested with these results:
2003-01-18 18:33:35 EST: 120 / 71
Your download speed : 120693 bps, or 120 kbps.
A 14.7 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 71428 bps, or 71 kbps.
Your connection hardly qualified as broadband, at least in that test
I am paying for 128k cable connection (download), so I guess that 120 is fair enough from the test - I am thinking that the slowness of the activity must be due to what is having to be done to update all the packages on the disk - there might be a lot of shuffling going on when I am updating a whole distribution such as I installed last year??
At the moment, the server is not usable as the screen is not redrawing, but I am able to use the ip forwarding through it for doing this mail and receiving web pages and net radio. I am hoping that as soon as the download stops that the system will show some signs that it is still operational. Earlier today, the screen went down to just the background graphic, and now it is displaying the blank windows where the up2date windows are, and two more blank windows where I had the ethernet monitors open to watch the traffic through the ports concerned - so things are happening albeit so slowly as pereived from the outside!