1000+ DEC PDF manuals on the web

From: Patrick Finnegan <pat_at_purdueriots.com>
Date: Sun Apr 6 13:26:00 2003

On Sun, 6 Apr 2003, Tim Shoppa wrote:

> > I'm just guessing, but I suspect there is 2-3 CD's worth of stuff there, as
> > the copy of the DEC MDS I've got is 3 CD's.
> It actually works out to under 600 Mbytes because there's a factor of
> 3 or 4 in compressing from .PS to .PDF, and then there's some more savings
> because I only have one copy of each document but the real MDS set has
> duplication.
> The original DEC 94 MDS set is 2 for peripherals, 3 for VAXen.
> For those who are mirroring, your bandwidth will go up after some others
> get done :-). Right now there's about 10 "wgets" going on so the effective
> speed for each is circa 4-5 kbytes/sec.
> Tim.

As I've told Tim, I'm working on setting up a mirror here at Purdue.
After this finishes downloading (Probably in about another day with the
2.8kB/sec rate I'm getting), I'll be hosting it on a machine that has much
more bandwith - it'll max out its network connection long before the
Internet connection here is maxed out.

So, if anyone wants to wait a day to download this, I can promise a much
higher download rate. Of course the more people that wait, the faster I
can get the stuff downloaded for a mirror ;-).

Once it's set up, I'll email everyone, the URL will be:


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