Re: cdn.debian.net as a project service?
On Sun, 20 Mar 2011, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On su, 2011-03-20 at 01:35 -0600, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> > Compared to a DNS-based mirror chooser, one based on HTTP provides the
> > following advantages:
> It does sound like your solution is better in many ways than the
> cdn.debian.net approach.
> There's one thing that worries me, though: it requires there to be one
> central server that can be used to do a redirect. That's a single point
> of failure, which is risky in various ways. Would it be possible to take
> all the logic and data required to choose a mirror and put them into apt
> instead? Possibly as a second phase of development?
The service should be almost state-less, so putting it on two, three or
four machines all over the place should be quite easy to do.
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