This distro.ibiblio.org download mirror is located in Durham (the USA). If it does not work well for you, check out these other mirrors. Your IP address is 126.96.36.199 and you seem to be in the USA, North America.
As soon as your download is complete, you should check that the checksums match:
$ md5sum Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso 55e20da532496124e6e720896fdf9fe4 $ sha1sum Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso 03c496389fd39b80107077828a066163d8c38c17 $ sha512sum Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso 587b2be3c3bb0d12b0a1980684bec8475d4f692bba2b97c9aa02adb085032728e5bf72fa16def321d46b7b13f68cf95476b9461a97ae01db9102ef2573db7a22
If checksums do not match, DO NOT use this ISO. Double-check and try to download again. Checksums are available for download as files: Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso.md5, Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso.sha1 and Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso.sha512.
You can also verify the signature of an ISO. They are also available for download as files: Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso.md5.gpg, Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso.sha1.gpg and Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso.sha512.gpg. First you need to import the "Mageia Release" key from a MIT PGP Public Key Server:
$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EDCA7A90
In response there should be one of the following lines:
gpg: key EDCA7A90: public key "Mageia Release <firstname.lastname@example.org>" imported or if you already imported the key before: gpg: key EDCA7A90: "Mageia Release <email@example.com>" not changed
Then you need to verify the signature for the ISO.
$ gpg --verify /your/download/location/Mageia-6-x86_64-DVD.iso.md5.gpg
In response there should be lines like:
gpg: Good signature from "Mageia Release <firstname.lastname@example.org>" gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner. Primary key fingerprint: B210 76A0 CBE4 D93D 66A9 D08D 835E 41F4 EDCA 7A90
The warning about uncertified signature is expected.