Apt + Netselect Server choosing
With all this talk of Apt and adding teh ability to the package
to build a sources.list using something like netselect (the idea
being to choose the best posible server from the known list), I
decided to give netselect a try.
The fact is that from the network I am on (at work) netselect does
NOT work. This should probably be noted and definitly an optional step
(especially since apt-get itself works fine from here)
netselect works now:
[sjc@lenny sjc]$netselect -vv helix stat1 stat3 hedwig
helix 2 ms 2 hops 100% ok (10/10) [ 2]
stat1 2 ms 2 hops 50% ok ( 5/10) [ 6]
stat3 3 ms 3 hops 100% ok (10/10) [ 3]
hedwig 2 ms 2 hops 50% ok ( 5/10) [ 4]
but if I use a host outside our firewall:
[sjc@lenny sjc]$netselect -vv helix www.debian.org
helix 1 ms 2 hops 100% ok (10/10) [ 1]
www.debian.org 9999 ms 30 hops 0% ok
--- of course...traceroute doesn't work past our firewall either
Is there perhaps some other way this could work (maybe that the test could
fall back on in case there isa firewall problem)?
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