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Re: possible new official mirror in the US



hamish@debian.org (Hamish Moffatt)  wrote on 09.02.98 in <19980209193008.15706@yodeller>:

> On Mon, Feb 02, 1998 at 11:54:54PM +0000, Mark Baker wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 02, 1998 at 01:21:18PM -0500, Will Lowe wrote:
> >
> > > come up with ways of keeping track of other mirrors in countries that
> > > don't have states -- like,  for instance,  ftp.london.uk.debian.org vs
> > > ftp.liverpool.uk.debian.org if there were two in the uk.
> >
> > That would be silly. What country a site is in has some effect on the
> > speed; within a country the location has no effect whatsoever. On the
> > other hand, whose network the site is on makes a difference; something
> > like ftp.demon.uk.debian.org / ftp.xara.uk.debian.org would be sensible
> > names.
>
> Eh? I cannot see why the location within a country is irrelevant.
> From here bandwidth is not the same to every .au site, believe me!

I don't know about Australia, of course, but in general, network topology  
is important, geography is not; and most places, network topology is  
primarily which long distance provider you use.

Traceroute is a nice way to find out about network topology.


MfG Kai


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