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Re: ftp1.us.debian.org and FTP mirrors

On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 02:14:31PM +0200, Frock wrote:
> Hmm..  Since computers can't do everything, we should make the user
> choose from a list at install/configure time. But it would still be nice
> to have the obvious hosts at top of the list. :-)

How difficult would it be to maintain a complete list in a standard format
on www.debian.org which installations can download and peruse?  This way
no hard-coding of mirrors is needed.

Also, a short piece of code to "detect" the most appropriate site to use
shouldn't be too hard.  First match based on country, then do a few
pings.  Shouldn't take more than about 5 seconds to determine a closeish


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