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Re: Measure Debian mirror responsiveness (Was: possible new official mirror in the US)

On Wed, Feb 04, 1998 at 10:50:40PM -0500, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Yep. Joey brought this to my attention, and forwarded me Chris Lameter's
> checkmirr script.  I have polished it a little, mostly by rewriting it in
> perl. In the process, I got rid from a dependency on ncftp (Chris) or wget
> (Joey) so that it can be a part of the mirror package without requiring
> another Depends:.
> I'll probably edit it a little more, write a manual package and then add it
> to the mirror package. Anyway, as it's so small, I include a working version.
> Alas, I am not sure show valid this really is --- a ping snapshot is not a
> good estimator of what effective throughput really is. But then, what is ?

How about bing?

G. Branden Robinson                 |    If you make people think they're
Purdue University                   |    thinking, they'll love you;
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