RE: problems connecting to http.us.debian.org
> | Whenever I try to apt-get install a package from http.us.debian.org, the
> | first time I try to connect, apt-get hangs at
> | 0% [Connecting to http.us.debian.org (220.127.116.11)]
> | If I then interrupt and rerun the command, apt-get immediately connects
> | and downloads the package file.
> | Has anyone else observed this behavior? Any ideas about what causes it?
> I think what is happening is that you're getting round robined to a
> bad/slow mirror. When you stop and start again you connected to another
> mirror that moves. I'd say pick one from the round robin list and plug it
> in permanently. I have a local mirror that is mostly up to date, so I don't
> worry about it.
> debian:~$ host http.us.debian.org
> http.us.debian.org A 18.104.22.168
> http.us.debian.org A 22.214.171.124
> http.us.debian.org A 126.96.36.199
> http.us.debian.org A 188.8.131.52
> http.us.debian.org A 184.108.40.206
Thanks, this does seem to have done the trick.
$ grep debian.org /etc/hosts
I commented out the bad host, and the delay has gone away.