VashTS544 Aug 25, 2014 @ 8:40pm
Faster Linux Download Servers
The title says it all. <5KB/S is unacceptable for this type of service.
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Black Blade (Card Raining) Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:05pm 
Try to maybe change the download server you using? by me it downloads on the highest speed of download i can get
aiusepsi Aug 26, 2014 @ 3:08am 
I assume you're talking about the speed of game downloads? Steam doesn't have separate servers for each platform / OS. If you're experiencing speeds that are that bad, there's probably some sort of problem closer to your end.
|NAC²| D.Cent Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:13am 
Actually I have these problems myself. While running Steam in wine, I get around 3,0 MByte/s download speed (it could be 6,0 with my connection, but nvm).
Using Steam for Linux, I often don't even get a third of this speed.
Last edited by |NAC²| D.Cent; Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:14am
whystler Jan 2 @ 6:50am 
I googled this. Seems there is acually a bug in the Steam client for Linux that floods your DNS server with requests, causing your ISP to eventually throttle you. The easiest workaround for now (the issue has been reported half a year ago and is still outstanding) is to install a DNS cache like DnsMasq. That at least put my download speed to the 1.4M/s i tend to normally get on Windows.
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