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

On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 10:07:52PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 01:31:58PM +0200, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> > What about having postinst scan your fqdn and uncomment the right
> > entry in the conffile? (And having all the other sites present
> > and commented).
> Sounds nice to me. However, being in the same country is not necessarily
> good enough; ftp.au.debian.org is absolutely shocking from here
> (> 3 second pings), but apparently just fine if you're in the same city
> or on the other backbone or something. I would be better off using
> ftp.de.debian.org for example. On the other hand, mirror.aarnet.edu.au
> is just great (< 120ms).

Look at my netselect package, which chooses the "fastest" server from an
arbitrary set of supplied names.  I designed it exactly for this.  Version
0.2 actually works.  It merely needs to be integrated into APT somehow...

Have fun,


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